Federal Way Food Bank van stolen Monday

From a press release:

Multi-Service Center’s Federal Way Food Bank will have a more difficult time feeding hungry families his holiday season because someone stole a donation van on Monday morning.

While volunteers were preparing the vans to go out for morning donation pick-ups before the food bank opened, one of the vans disappeared. It was last seen on I-5 near Boeing Field. They need your help to find this van and keep families fed this holiday season.

“Our vans are an integral part of our ability to provide food to members of our community. This loss of a vehicle will put an extra burden on us as we are trying to serve hungry individuals and families for the holidays. We need this van back,” said Terri Turner, Food Bank Director. The vans pick up donations five days a week from local grocers, restaurants, Food Lifeline, and Northwest Harvest. These donations account for ninety percent of the food distributed through the food bank.

The van is a 2009 Chevy Express, Forest Green with Multi-Service Center printed in white on both sides, and license plate number BB23IN. If you have seen this van, please call local authorities or contact Multi-Service Center at 253-838-6810.

The food bank is operated out of Multi-Service Center’s headquarters in Federal Way. 1088 families with 4,863 members were provided food for the Thanksgiving holiday through the food bank. In November, a total of 3,090 households with 13,524 members were provided food.

Multi-Service Center (MSC) helps people achieve greater independence and discover the power of their choices. MSC is a nonprofit agency that offers people pathways out of poverty through support and resources in education, employment, housing, energy assistance, food, and clothing. MSC also provides statewide advocacy for elderly and disabled residents of long-term care facilities.

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