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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

November 18, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Food drive in memory of Brenden Foster

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9:49 a.m. [Click sketch to view larger]
Marty Wood, a trucker with local hunger relief agency Food Lifeline, was at the Fred Meyer at Bothell-Everett Highway this morning loading up big boxes full of donated food inside his truck.
In just a few hours he had already collected almost 5,000 pounds of food as part of the Brenden Foster Food Drive. “It’s a good feeling to see the response of people,” he said.
The food drive is organized by KOMO4 News in partnership with Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest. The local broadcast station reported the story of 11-year-old Brenden Foster a few weeks before he died of cancer last year. The boy’s dying wish was to feed the homeless.
I was touched by Brenden’s story and brought my food donation this morning. More information about the food drive at the TV station’s site.

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