Ten years ago, Brooklake Church started the annual Turkey Round Up. Everyone was invited to bring a frozen turkey to church on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. This tradition has continued to grow and expand as others joined in. This year, Brooklake collected 66 turkeys and $775 that was distributed to community partners, Multi-Service Center, Communities In Schools and Illahee Middle School.
We Love Our City (a group of local churches, friends and family), South King Firefighters Foundation and community member Ted Colby joined the efforts again this year. Over 300 turkeys were donated and distributed to the Federal Way Senior Center, Federal Way Vets Center, ECEAPS Preschool, King of Glory Pentecostal Assembly and the Kent Food Bank. They are continuing to purchase more food and gift cards, thanks to all the generous donors. A special thanks to Family Life Community Church for hosting the drop-off site.
Holly Andrews from Brooklake shared: “We focused on kid-friendly break food items for Illahee Middle School students who face the most challenging food insecurity situations this year.”
Brooklake attender Sarah Doughty and her team with Lucky Paws pet salon shared an additional donation of kid-friendly frozen meals and staples as well.
Pacific Christian Academy students also hosted a food drive for the Federal Way Senior Center Food Bank, and Federal Way local Ted Colby promoted a yearly turkey drive on Facebook as he has for the past several years. His friends from church and the community and family raised $1,500 this year.