Redmond City Council members will be stationed outside the Bella Bottega QFC this weekend to collect food donations for the Eastside Month of Concern food drive.
The effort will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23. Shoppers will be asked to consider donating non-perishable canned items, such as vegetables, soup and beans.
All donations will be delivered to Redmond-based Hopelink.
Mayor John Marchione encourages all residents to make a donation or host their own food collection effort this month. “A food drive is a great employer-employee effort, as well as a great school or neighborhood effort to show you care," he said in a city news release.
The Eastside Month of Concern food drive is a regional campaign that involves the cities of Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Sammamish, Issaquah and Mercer Island. Redmond council members collected 1,800 pounds of food for the drive last fall.
For more information, visit the Eastside Month of Concern website.