King Day food drive to benefit South Park’s Providence Regina House food bank

South Park’s Providence Regina House food bank is the beneficiary of a citywide food drive being planned for January 18th in connection with this month’s annual tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The nearest donation location is in West Seattle – but you can share the news with friends and family near all the locations. Here’s the official announcement:

On January 18, 2014, the Sea Mar Community Health Centers HealthCorps team, a grantee of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will host the 6th annual food drive in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over 20 Community HealthCorps team members will be located at the following four Quality Food Centers (QFC) locations: QFC Harvard Market, QFC Rainier Ave, QFC White Center, and QFC University District. The team will be collecting non-perishable food items and baby care supplies. Last year, the food drive collected almost 3,000 pounds of donations. All donations will go directly to the Providence Regina House Food Bank, located in South Park.

Founded in 1995, Community HealthCorps is the largest health-focused, national AmeriCorps program that promotes healthcare for America’s underserved, while developing tomorrow’s healthcare workforce. During the 2010-2011 program year, Washington Community HealthCorps members directly served 18,085 people, of which almost 3,000 were enrolled in a health service program, over 4,500 received health education or supportive counseling, and 4,300 were provided case management services.

The Providence Regina House provides food, including non-perishable and perishable, clothing, and baby supplies, as well as health screenings, nutrition classes and planting seeds. The Providence Regina House has been serving South Park since 2003.

The community is invited to help by donating items at the listed QFC locations on January 18, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm. Donations will only be accepted at the listed QFC locations on January 18th, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm. Donations will not be accepted in advance and cannot be dropped off at alternate locations.

What: The 6th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive

· Join us to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by supporting the AmeriCorps food drive at select QFC locations. All donations will benefit the Providence Regina House Food Bank in the South Park neighborhood.

Who: The Sea Mar Community Health Centers Community HealthCorps Team

When: January 18, 2014, 10AM – 2PM

Where: The following QFC locations:

· QFC Harvard Market – 1401 Broadway, Seattle, WA
· QFC Rainier – 2711 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA
· QFC Westwood Village – 2500 SW Barton St. Seattle, WA
· QFC University District – 2746 NE 45th St. Seattle, WA

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