Molbak’s “Share Your Harvest” community service program is underway, every Sunday through September 23rd. Molbak’s customers and employees have been responding to Hopelink’s need for fresh food for 10 years by answering the call to pick it, bag it (no need to prewash) and bring their harvest to Molbak’s for distribution by Hopelink. Over 10,000 pounds of fresh, just-picked produce has been harvested for needy families since the program began in 2009. Hopelink distributes the donations to food banks in Shoreline, Bellevue, Carnation, Kirkland, Woodinville and their new center in Redmond, WA.
“Being able to provide fresh, homegrown food in addition to the traditional shelf-stable foods, really adds to the nutritional value on a family’s dinner table,” says Kiri Brennecke, Hopelink’s Community Engagement Specialist. “Molbak’s customers have provided food for an estimated 6,045 meals!”
“Gardeners are tremendously generous people and love to share what they’ve grown. Last year we donated over 1,300 pounds of produce and we’re well on our way to beating that number this year,” says Mary Berg, Molbak’s Community and Events Coordinator. “We’re proud to be able to help and have the opportunity to give back.”
Drop off: Every Sunday at Molbak’s July 15 through September 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hopelink offers an integrated array of programs that enable families in crisis to make progress. Learn more about Hopelink at: www.hope-link.org.