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.