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Keyport employees donate to food drive

KEYPORT – Employees of Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport donated 1,109 pounds of food for the NUWC Keyport Summer Food Drive, benefitting the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition.

“Summer is historically a tough time for food banks since donations usually decrease but the needs of our community increase,” said Capt. Dave Kohnke, Commander, NUWC Keyport.

“Keyporters not only recognized this problem, they answered the call to do something about it.

Their generosity to others is heartwarming."

Navy divers from NUWC Keyport’s Dive Locker picked up collection boxes throughout the base to deliver to the Central Kitsap Food Bank truck waiting outside the gate.  The donations were then disbursed throughout the community via the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition.

Since the program’s inception in 2000, NUWC Keyport employees have donated more than 33,000 pounds of food to local food banks.

 

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