Kitsap County DART’s food drive runs to Sept. 15

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 8:00am
  • News

The Kitsap County Disaster Airlift Response Team (KC DART) is hosting a food drive as part of an emergency response training exercise. The food drive runs through Sept. 15.

“ KC DART is a group of volunteer pilots and ground crews from throughout Washington state that helps move goods and supplies during emergencies,” said Elizabeth Klute, director of Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management.

“Local VOAD [Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster] groups are an important part of emergency response and recovery,” she said.

The group’s food drive is used to further their emergency training, Klute said. Donations collected by DART groups will be flown to Jefferson County as part of a training mission to distribute food. Once in Jefferson County, the food is distributed to area food banks.

“Training is an essential part of any emergency plan,” Klute said. “This is a good way for KC DART to prepare for the next emergency. In a disaster, KC DART is able to provide critical lifesaving resources right where they’re needed.”

Donations can be purchased at local Port Orchard or Bremerton Fred Meyer stores. Let the cashier know your donations are for the KC DART food drive and they will reroute them for pickup.

Other donations can be made online. The online flyer provides more information about other ways people can help.

More in News

COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County now at 63; positive test rate remains four percent

Testing has revealed seven confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kitsap… Continue reading

Foulweather Bluff (file photo)
Nature Conservancy closes its lands in Washington

SEATTLE — Keeping in line with Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay… Continue reading

NKF&R continues to respond amid outbreak

As of this writing, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. We are… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County now at 56

Kitsap County now has 56 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the… Continue reading

Man arrested after barricading home in weeklong standoff

KCSO: Man barricaded himself in his home and set fire to it before surrendering

SBA loan information session set for April 2

Local business owners will have the chance to get more information on… Continue reading

State working to get more personal protection equipment to Washington

Healthcare workers have been on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis,… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee on federal stimulus package: Thanks, but more is needed

Gov. Jay Inslee welcomed the approval of a $2 trillion federal stimulus… Continue reading

Most Read