The Bellevue Fire Department is hosting its annual food and toy drive Nov. 1 through Dec. 24. Donations will be accepted at all Bellevue fire stations.

New, unwrapped toys collected for infants, youth and teens will be distributed at the Youth Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 4:30-7 p.m. at Crossroads Community Center. Donations will continue to be accepted until Dec. 24.

Non-perishable food collected will provide support during the holidays to Hopelink food bank in Bellevue.

Firefighters load up donated toys one year.

Requested donations include new, unwrapped toys for infants, youth and teens, including books, games, sports equipment, arts and crafts kits, cars and trucks, and dolls. Ideas for infants include age appropriate plush animals, toys and gift cards for parents to purchase needed items. Ideas for teens include gift certificates for clothing, restaurants, malls and music stores.

The greatest needs for nonperishable food include: canned meals, canned meat, cereal, dry beans, fruit (canned or fresh), pasta, peanut butter, rice, soup, tomato products and vegetables (canned or fresh).

Donation sites are located at:

Fire Station #1 – 766 Bellevue Way SE (Downtown/West Bellevue)
Fire Station #2 – 2802 148th Ave. SE (Eastgate/Lake Hills/W. Lake Sammamish)
Fire Station #3 – 16100 NE Eighth St. (Crossroads/Northeast Bellevue)
Fire Station #4 – 4216 Factoria Blvd. SE (Factoria/Somerset)
Fire Station #5 – 9621 NE 24th St. (Northwest Bellevue)
Fire Station #6 – 1850 132nd Ave NE (Bridle Trails/Spring District)
Fire Station #7 – 11900 SE Eigth St. (Wilburton/Woodridge)
Fire Station #8 – 5701 Lakemont Blvd. SE (Eastgate/Cougar Mountain)
Fire Station #9 – 12412 SE 69th Way (Newport)

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