A girl puts a bag of donated food into a collection can as city officials and members of We Love Our City look on during the annual Mayor’s Month of Concern Food Drive last week in front of the Grocery Outlet. The city and residents also collected food at Fred Meyer, Safeway and Walmart. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

A girl puts a bag of donated food into a collection can as city officials and members of We Love Our City look on during the annual Mayor’s Month of Concern Food Drive last week in front of the Grocery Outlet. The city and residents also collected food at Fred Meyer, Safeway and Walmart. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Federal Way mayor’s food drive brings in record 6.6 tons of donations

Waste Management delivered all donated items to the Multi-Service Center in Federal Way.

Waste Management teamed up again with Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell to fight hunger in Federal Way and residents answered the call.

They donated 13,200 pounds (6.6 tons) of food for the 12th annual Mayor’s Month of Concern Food Drive last week. Residents donated at local grocery stores and by placing donations at the curb on their regular Waste Management collection day. WM picked up and delivered all donated items to the Multi-Service Center in Federal Way.

“Food insecurity is a quiet problem many people face,” Ferrell said in a press release. “We at the City are grateful for this partnership with Waste Management and the Multi-Service Center. Together, we are providing residents several opportunities and avenues to donate to those in need through the Mayor’s Day of Concern. We hope to continue to set records for the number of pounds of food donated and the amount of money raised.”

More than 2,500 households rely on the Multi-Service Center for food each month.


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A boy holds onto a bag of food his family donated to benefit the Multi-Service Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

A boy holds onto a bag of food his family donated to benefit the Multi-Service Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Mayor Jim Ferrell greets a resident during the Mayor’s Month of Concern Food Drive in front of the Grocery Outlet last week. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Mayor Jim Ferrell greets a resident during the Mayor’s Month of Concern Food Drive in front of the Grocery Outlet last week. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Mayor Jim Ferrell receives first food drive donations from Waste Management driver Barry Carr last week. Photo courtesy of Tyler Hemstree/City of Federal Way

Mayor Jim Ferrell receives first food drive donations from Waste Management driver Barry Carr last week. Photo courtesy of Tyler Hemstree/City of Federal Way

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