We are looking forward to this fall and another successful Kennydale Food Drive, which will start on Tuesday, November 1, and end on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving. As in past years, the Kennydale Elementary School will be the collection point for all donated food; please look for the collection barrel(s) in the school lobby. And of course we will have a contest between the classrooms, and the class that collects the most items will be rewarded with a pizza party! Our past chairperson for the Drive, KNA Youth Board member Devin Dolling, is starting his freshman year at the University of Washington; we are pleased to announce that Marcie Palmer, a longtime resident and supporter of the Kennydale Community, has volunteered to chair this year’s Drive.
Please remember that all Kennydale residents are encouraged to drop off their food donations at the school; you don’t need to have a child attending there! Last year, Kennydale’s residents set a record of 5019 items donated, and we’re hoping for another great response this year. Acceptable donations include non-perishable goods such as canned food, pasta, boxed meals, juice, cereal, etc. In the interest of balanced nutrition, no leftover Halloween candy, please! KNA will again be delivering all the food to the Reach Center of Hope. The Center of Hope is a Renton organization that creates a safe environment for mothers and children to seek shelter, a place for showering, laundry, food and counseling. For more information about them, please visit their website at www.reachrenton.org .
KNA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Kennydale and fostering community spirit.