Next week, Ivar’s (6000 15th Ave NW) is starting a food drive to benefit local non-profit Northwest Harvest. The drive, called “Shell-Out for Hunger,” will start September 5 and go through October 5.
Ivar’s is asking people to drop off non-perishable food at any Ivar’s location, and as a thank-you, will give a free cup of clam chowder per person for donations of five or more items. And, Ivar’s will donate a cup of chowder to Northwest Harvest to match every food item collected.
Deborah Squires from Northwest Harvest says summer and early fall are high-need times, and says they have a void to fill. “One in five people in our state struggles with hunger,” Squires said in a press release.
Ivar’s is also taking monetary donations, and have set up a text-to-donate option. To donate this way, test “SHELLOUT” to 80888 for a one-time donation of $10.
To learn more about the food drive, click here.