A Lakeland Hills family is organizing the second annual Monstrous Halloween Food Drive Oct. 25-31 – in honor of fallen Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno, who lived with his family in the Auburn neighborhood.
Randy and Sandi Green opened their home to the effort a year ago, reaching the goal of collecting $2,056 and 2,056 cans of food to match Moreno’s call number, 2K56.
“We would love to double our donations from last year to 4,116 food items and $4,116 in monetary donations,” Sandi Green said.
Moreno was a friend and neighbor, Sandi Green said. Moreno was killed in the line of duty in July 2018.
“A food drive in his honor seemed like the best way that we know possible to keep his spirit and memory alive as the great person and public servant he was,” Sandi Green said.
In Auburn, on average 125 families – more than 500 people per day – are touched by hunger and require the assistance of the Auburn Food Bank. As cuts continue to impact households, the need is ever growing to help better their lives, organizers said.
Nonperishable food items will be accepted at the Team Green home, 6307 Stuart Place SE. Food Bins will be on site and available for donations beginning Oct. 25. Cash donations also will be accepted and donated to the food bank.
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