Neighborhood holiday light displays garner food bank donations

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Families from the two neighborhoods in the food bank's warehouse.
Families from the two neighborhoods in the food bank’s warehouse.

Story and photo by Doug Petrowski

More than $19, 300 and 9,000 pounds of food that were collected at two Mountlake Terrace neighborhood holiday light displays were donated to the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank on Thursday night, much to the delight of food bank leaders.

“This will keep us going, probably through the spring,” said Food Bank President Anne Peterson. Bob Jenista, the organization’s vice president, was also on hand to accept the donations from families of the two neighborhoods.

This was the 11th year that the East Mountlake Terrace neighborhood on 227th Place Southwest has collected food and cash donations for the food bank. A station in the 4200 block of 227th Place Southwest collected $15,500 and 8,058 pounds of food from visitors there who were taking in the many light displays in the neighborhood.

The 6200-6400 blocks of 227th Street Southwest, on the west side of I-5 in Mountlake Terrace, had two collection stations during their holiday lights display and accepted $3,917 and more than 1,000 pounds of food from visitors. This was their sixth year collecting food and cash for the food bank.

The Concern for Neighbors Food Bank operates at 4700-228th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace; you can find more information online here.

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