Food distribution provided food to over 600 people

Updated: Mar 31

Volunteers needed for April 2, 8am to 1pm


The food distribution event that the Kenmore Community Club hosted March 5 was a great success thanks to all the volunteers. INSP (International Nutritional Sustainable Partners) reported that we gave food to 605 people in about 150 cars. And 92% of those families had children, seniors, or people with disabilities.


Volunteers are needed once again for another event April 2 from 8am to 1pm. Just show up wearing a mask at the Kenmore Community Club, 7304 NE 175th St., Kenmore and be willing to help out your neighbors in this very difficult time.


Who: Volunteers needed

What: Drive-through food distribution event When: Friday March 5th 8am – 1pm

Where:Kenmore Community Club 7304 NE 175th St. Kenmore, WA 98028

Guidance: Wear masks and gloves. Follow guidance of INSP coordinators.

Donations: Chip in for lunch for the volunteers after the event. Or donate toEastWest Food Rescue(eligible for company match).


The drive-through food distribution event was from 8am – 1pm and required numerous volunteers to unload pallets of food boxes that went to individual cars as they came through. INSP has coordinated dozens of similar events from Tacoma to Redmond. When another supporter was unable to host the event on March 5, Trustees Bharati Khandekar and Will French arranged for this event at the Kenmore Community Club to avoid interruption of food distribution.


The many volunteers who helped out are to be congratulated for making this event such a success! Of special note:

  • Don Swanson, CEO of Plywood Supply volunteered a forklift and a driver to unload the food palettes from the semi trucks.

  • Brandy Badger of INSP (International Sustainable Nutritional Partners) was the mastermind, working with Bharati to coordinate the donations and traffic flow

  • City Councilwoman Debra Srebnik volunteered at the event

  • Naval soldiers also came down from Marysville to volunteer

  • KCC members Will French, Bharati & Mohan Khandekar, David & Peggy Evans all pitched in to help

  • Many thanks to Domino's and Safeway who provided lunch for the volunteers

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