@HOME: A great idea for helping out

My wife Meg and I have lived in Longbranch since 2009. The other day she asked me if I had ever been to the Senior Center Lakebay, Wash. Sheepishly I responded no.

Every morning we drive by the Senior Center to go to work; Tacoma for me and Gig Harbor for her. She said “there is always something going on” at the center. So this morning I dropped in to see for myself what was cooking.

The building on 17015 9th Ct. KPN in Lakebay is run by the Key Peninsula Community Services. It houses the Senior Center and a food bank. Local churches host free hot meals at the Senior Center every Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. and hot lunches are served Wednesdays and Fridays with a $2 donation for seniors over 60 and $2.50 for the rest of us.

The food bank is run by the Key Peninsula Community Services and managed by Brett Higgins who was nice enough to speak to me about what they do. The food bank will take any donations of food or household items such as cleaners, toilet paper and shaving cream. Of course, you can also go to their website at http://keypeninsulacommunityservices.org/homepage.aspx and use your credit card. Or send in your check (no cash please) by snail mail to  Key Peninsula Community Services, P.O. Box 392, Lakebay, WA 98349. Also, you can call 253-884-4440 for more information on the Food Bank’s current needs. Volunteers are welcome to help. For information call 253-884-4440.

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