Numerous community organizations around Mercer Island are organizing food and donation drives to help those who need extra assistance, especially around the holidays.
When local families need assistance, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) can help through its Family and Emergency Assistance services which provides support for rent, utility, holiday, back to school and employment assistance as well as the Food Pantry at Luther Burbank Park offices.
Current Food and Donation Drives include:
New Season Market 5 Days of Kindness (add a contribution at register for MIYFS). Nov. 18-22.
MI Athletic Club Food & Donation Drive (incentive for $50 donations). Nov. 20-24.
Firefighter Union 1762 (Managing Food Drives at both QFCs). Nov. 22.
Yogabliss Practices in Gratitude (five yoga classes, class fee donation to MIYFS). Nov. 23.
Islander Middle School food drive. Through Nov. 22.
Island Park Elementary Huskies vs Cougars food drive. Through Nov. 17.
Northwood Elementary food drive. Through Nov. 22.
MIHS family-specific drive. Through Nov. 22.
Thank you to all the community groups supporting their neighbors around Thanksgiving and throughout the year.
If you are interested in hosting your own food and/or donation drive at any time of the year, please contact Kim Richards at MIYFS 206-275-7756.