This Saturday, the Ballard Fred Meyer will be collecting food and household items for Coast Guard families, and a retired Seahawk player will be on hand to meet donors and sign autographs.
The food drive will benefit the 3,000 active duty and reserve members of the Coast Guard in the Northwest who are working without pay. The food bank at the Seattle Coast Guard Station has been mostly depleted, with supplies going out faster than coming in.
The Fred Meyer food drive will be from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, and retired Seattle Seahawk player Marcus Trufant will be signing autographs and taking photos with donors.
Donations needed include non-perishable food, personal items, household supplies, and baby items.
Photo of Seattle Coast Guard base courtesy U.S. Coast Guard