The 2nd annual “Stock the Pantry” food drive is underway at all Bartell Drugs locations, including the one in Ballard (5605 22nd Ave NW.)
The 2-week drive, which ends on June 13, helps Northwest Harvest restock their shelves for the summer months when more families depend on the food because children are not getting free or reduced-price meals at school. Only 2 out of 5 low-income children who receive a school lunch also receive a lunch in the summer months, according to the Western Region Anti-Hunger Consortium.
Some “kid-friendly” suggestions from Bartells include tuna, instant oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, cheese crackers, applesauce and canned fruit in individual serving sizes.
Bartell’s aims to collect 25,000 pounds of food donations this year.