Four-hour no-contact food drive set for May 16
12 - 4PM
11011 120th Ave. NE
Kirkland, Washington 98033
Hopelink is committed to ensuring access to food for our most vulnerable neighbors. During the COVID-19 crisis, many who have never before needed to ask for help are turning to us for support; facing fear, uncertainty and a sudden lack of income.
While Hopelink centers have been closed to the public, we have continued to provide food; transitioning from grocery store-style shopping to pre-packed boxes for all clients. To ensure that all food provided to the public is as safe as possible, we made the decision in early March to temporarily suspend food donations and instead purchase all food directly from vendors.
Supply chain challenges may significantly impact our ability to get food to our foodbanks in the coming months. To help ensure we are able to continue providing food, Hopelink will hold a 4-hour drive-through food drive at our Kirkland center on Saturday, May 16.
From noon to 4 p.m. on that day only, community members are invited to drive through and drop off the following items:
We are able to accept ONLY the following: Mac and cheese, Peanut butter, Cereal/instant oatmeal packets, Can tuna/ham, Can fruit (pears, peaches, applesauce), Chili/stew, Can veggies (peas, corn, green beans), Can beans (black, refried, kidney)
During the drive-thru drop-off, donors will unload their food into bins on site, and there will be no physical interaction with staff.
Food donations will be stored in bins for one week as a virus transmission prevention strategy, and will then be packed in boxes and distributed through Hopelink food banks.
For health and safety reasons, food donations will be accepted ONLY at Hopelink Kirkland (11011 120th Ave NE, Kirkland) and ONLY from noon to 4pm on May 16.
Ensuring that we are able to provide food to our community at this time is essential. It is also essential that each of us continues to follow Gov. Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, and stay safe. For that reason, please do not make an extra trip to a grocery store in order to purchase food to donate. Instead, please consider picking up a few of the requested items during a regular shopping trip, or adding them to your delivery order.
Over the past few weeks, so many Hopelink supporters have reached out to offer support for those we serve every day, and for those who never imagined they would need our help. During this challenging time, the generosity of this community continues to sustain and inspire us. Thank you. For more information on the 4-hour food drive: firstname.lastname@example.org.