King County Road Services Division Maintenance Section is known for some heavy lifting. Last month they added thousands of pounds of donated food to the list of hefty things they haul in Unincorporated King County.
This heartfelt act of teamwork and compassion benefits local nonprofit Food Lifeline whose mission is to end hunger in Western Washington. Pet food was also collected, benefitting Regional Animal Services of King County.
Fifteen of our work units enjoyed some friendly competition. The contest? Which team could collect the most nonperishable foods from Oct. 5-27, 2022.
Representatives from each team gathered for the official Food Drive Weigh-In and Celebration at our Renton Roads Maintenance Headquarters on October 27, 2022. A forklift raised each collected food bundle onto a scale to see which team reigned supreme.
Our Cadman-based crew—out of the Redmond area—collected an astonishing 1,325 pounds of food. They took first place and won the coveted pizza party prize with bragging rights.
The Cadman-based crew—out of the Redmond area—collected an astonishing 1,325 pounds of food, taking top honors for the Roads Services Division.
Each group’s entry was tallied up for a grand total of 3,790 pounds of food collected! Of that amount, nearly 400 for pets. Food Lifeline will be donated the collected items later this week.
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