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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 8, 2007

Food drive Oct. 10 to Dec. 12

To help assist local families in need, the City of Bellevue is hosting a food collection drive Oct. 10 through Dec. 12.

Even in Bellevue's relatively strong economy, there are many people who need help providing food for their families. The working poor -- households reporting a steady source of income -- represent 62 percent of the households served by local food banks. Approximately 19 percent of children in the Bellevue School District qualify for free and reduced meal assistance.

People can make donate food at the following sites:

Food can also be donated at city events, including:

Oct 13-14 Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
Oct 13 Fall Festival Family Fun (Northwest Arts Center)
Oct 26 Halloween Howl (Highland Community Center)
Nov 8-Dec 9 Hocus Pocus, Beauty & the Beast, Miracle on 34th Street (Bellevue Youth Theatre)
Nov 23 Youth Appreciation and Safety Day (Aquatic Center)
Nov 23-Dec 31 Garden D’ Lights (Botanical Garden)
Nov 28-Dec 1 Hilltop Craft Show (Northwest Arts Center)
Dec 3 Christmas Ship (Newcastle Beach Park)
Dec 7 Holiday Ball (Highland Community Center)

Donated food will be sorted by volunteers and distributed at the Crossroads Community Holiday Dinner on Friday, Dec. 14, at Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St.

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Contact Information

Parks & Community Services
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Robin Haaseth, Public Information Officer
Phone: 425-452-6182
E-mail: rhaaseth@bellevuewa.gov

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