Food, Fellowship & Fundraising for a Good Cause
Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services is inviting the community to join them for their 16th Annual Kent Food Bank Fundraising Breakfast, catered by The Golden Steer. This year’s theme is Blue Friday, so come in your favorite Blue Friday attire.
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
Kent Covenant Church
12010 SE 240th St.
7 AM – 9 AM
In addition to a tasty breakfast and a latte stand, there will be great raffle baskets and an inspirational speech by guest speaker Tony Ventrella. The breakfast is free, but donations are encouraged and appreciated.
Can’t attend the breakfast? Donate food or clothing in person, or donate money online. Find out more about donating to the Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services here.
“Food drives and donations from the community are vital to our food bank. These donations can be through food drives, clothing drives or monetary donations. Cash donations from the community fill the gaps in donation streams,” said Jeniece Choate, executive director of Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services. “The KFB purchases eggs, meat and milk on a regular basis and can stretch your dollars by purchasing in bulk.”
Why donate? Look what the Kent Food Bank does for our community!
Kent Food Bank Facts
- Administrative costs are less than $0.01, so more than $0.99 of every dollar donated goes directly to client services.
- 1,496,840 pounds of food were distributed to 69,840 people in 2015.
- 80,766 clothing items were distributed to 8,134 families in 2015.
- A $10.00 donation can provide over 55 pounds of food to a family in need during their visit.
Top 10 Needed Items
- Soup – condensed and ready to eat
- Canned vegetables
- Canned tomato products
- Canned fruit
- Canned proteins – Spam, tuna, chicken
- Ready-to-eat meals – chili, Chef Boyardee, etc.
- Boxed meals – hamburger/tuna helper
- Canned or bagged beans
- Diapers and formula
- Office supplies – paper, pens, markers