Food drive honors fallen officers

EVERETT — Local police plan a food drive next week in memory of fallen officers.

Police around Snohomish and Skagit counties will accept food and cash donations at designated drop-off spots from Monday to Thursday, Everett police officer Aaron Snell said.

The annual Fallen Officers Food Drive honors four Lakewood police officers who were killed by a gunman Nov. 29, 2009, in addition to other officers who’ve died in the line of duty.

The donations are taken to local food banks and food-donation organizations, Snell said. The Snohomish County drive is in coordination with the regional branch of the Volunteers of America.

To donate in Everett, people can visit either police precinct between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday to Thursday. The north precinct is at 3002 Wetmore Ave. The south precinct is at 1121 SE Everett Mall Way.

The Lynnwood Police Department also will collect donations during normal business hours at the police station, 19321 44th Ave. W.

Other drop-off sites in Snohomish County:

Everett: BECU, Chase Bank, Crystal Springs Apartments, Epping Properties, Espresso Avenue, Silver Lake Terrace, Snohomish County Apartment Operators Association, Sonitrol Pacific and Wal-Mart

Lynnwood: Helping Hands Veterinary Clinic, the KUNI Westside Infiniti dealership and Yellow Umbrella coffee shop.

Marysville: Play It Again Sports and Vinaccio Coffee.

Mill Creek: Gold Creek Community Church

In addition, three restaurants in Everett plan to donate a portion of proceeds from sales on Nov. 29.

They are the AFK Tavern, Ivar’s Seafood Bar and La Cuesta Mexican Restaurant. Their property manager at B-T Development Company, of Everett, plans to match those donations.

People also can donate at all locations of the Everett Clinic.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com.

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