Volunteers collect food donations outside of a Federal Way Fred Meyer on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Volunteers collect food donations outside of a Federal Way Fred Meyer on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Federal Way community gathers food for seniors during MLK event

The donations will benefit seniors at the Federal Way Senior Center.

The Federal Way mayor, City Council, Diversity Commission and Federal Way Public Schools sponsored a food drive on Saturday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Volunteers and elected leaders gathered food throughout the morning and afternoon at Fred Meyer, Safeway, Walmart and Grocery Outlet locations in Federal Way.

In total, the city received 4,050 pounds of food and collected $354.36 in cash, according to city staff. The donations will benefit seniors at the Federal Way Senior Center.

The senior center is located at 4016 S. 352nd St. in Auburn. For more information, visit www.federalwayseniorcenter.org.


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Volunteers adjust a bin loaded with food donations during a food drive on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Volunteers adjust a bin loaded with food donations during a food drive on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell (front, right), Deputy Mayor Susan Honda (front, left), council member Mark Koppang (front, second from right) and community members gather for a photo during a food drive on Saturday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell (front, right), Deputy Mayor Susan Honda (front, left), council member Mark Koppang (front, second from right) and community members gather for a photo during a food drive on Saturday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Mayor Jim Ferrell (left) speaks with community members during the food drive on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Mayor Jim Ferrell (left) speaks with community members during the food drive on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

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