Debra Sinick

The Kirkland Neighborhood Challenge to Raise Money and Food for Hopelink Begins!

In Kirkland News, Kirkland WA on November 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm

The Kirkland neighborhood challenges are on! Check out Kirkland Viewsblog post on the food drive and neighborhood challenge.  Scroll down to the remarks from Penny Sweet and Larry Springer.  The two are challenging the neighborhoods to be the strongest neighborhood contingent at Hopelink’s Turkey Trot on November 16th.  The Highlands, are you game?  They will also offer everyone who brings a bag of food or makes a cash donation at the Grape Choicea raffle ticket for a signed Magnum of Betz Syrah.  The Grape Choice is located at 7 Lakeshore Drive in downtown Kirkland.

Below is a copy of Karen Story’s email about the Highland’s plans thus far for the food drive:


The Hopelink Food Bank needs our help. Their supplies are very low and the need is very high.


The Highlands neighborhood will be joining in the city-wide “Neighborhood Food Drive Contest” November 15 to December 18. The neighborhood that collects the most pounds of food per person will win a summer party at Peter Kirk Pool, compliments of the City (250 participant limit).


The Highlands food drive will kick off November 15 when our Cub Scout pack will be collecting food at the kiosk on the corner of 116th Ave and NE 87th Street from 10am – 2pm.


We will also be collecting food at our general meeting on Nov. 20th.


In addition, I would like to organize a series of drop off locations in our neighborhood. Please let me know if you’d be willing to be a drop off spot, or to take loads of food to the food bank.


Hopelink is now located at:

13013 NE 65th Street

Kirkland, WA 98033-8613



Most Needed Items:


·         Cereal

·         Canned vegetables

·         Pasta

·         Tuna

·         Flour

·         Sugar

·         Cooking oil

·         Canned fruit

·         Canned meals (chili, stew)

·         Please, no commercial size food donations

·         Cash donations gladly accepted. 88 cents can buy a meal for

one person.

  1. An update: The Cub Scouts will be collecting food in the Highlands on the corner of 116th and NE 87th on the 22nd, not the 15th.

    There still is a food drive going on at the Albertson’s in Juanita on 100th with the Kirland Youth Council and the Kirkland Senior Council this Saturday, the 15th.

  2. I will take food to the Kirkland Senior Center Saturday. Nov.15/08.

  3. Hi Charlotte,

    I hope you were able to drop food off to the Food Drive over at Albertson’s on the 15th.

    If you were not able to connect with anyone, do let me know and I would be happy to figure something our for delivery of any food you may want to donate.


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