The Highlands Council teamed up with the
Highlands Contribution Club and LeChic Pet last month to collect food for the Issaquah Food Bank and the community didn’t disappoint! Over 1,500 pounds of donations have been counted so far and there is still more to come.
1,000 pounds were collected at last month’s Green Halloween Block Party. For every 5 cans brought to the event, attendees received 1 free ticket. In addition, donations were collected at numerous locations around Issaquah Highlands throughout October.
Four, 13-year-old Sammamish girls, supported the drive by collecting donations at their birthday party. Stella Mazzaferro, Nani Klee, Kendall Spencer and Payton Simone celebrated their thirteenth birthday at Blakely Hall October 24. Instead of gifts, they asked their guest to bring bangs of groceries for the Issaquah Food Bank.
“The girls knew they wanted to have a party and that they didn’t want gifts,” said Gina Mazzaferro,
Stella’s mother. “Asking guests to give to the food bank was a great solution.”
“We loved seeing all the bags of food,” said Stella. “So many friends brought whole bags filled with canned food!”
The party brought in an estimated 500 pounds. The Highlands Contribution Club collected and delivered the food the next day.
“The party turned out awesome and we received a lot of donations,” said Kendall.
In addition to the 1,500 pounds counted in October, the Highlands Contribution Club and the Neighborhood Captains organized a Halloween Food Crawl, October 31. Community volunteers canvassed the Highlands collecting donations. Final results from the Food Crawl aren’t in yet, but Contribution Club leader Tony Bristol anticipates another 1,000 lbs to go to the food bank. Watch
your weekly email bulletins and www.ihwebsite.com for updates.
THANK YOU to all who donated and made this food drive a success!