SEATTLE – Food banks, meal programs and shelters have seen an unprecedented increase in the amount of people seeking food assistance in Western Washington. To support that increase, Bartell’s collected $254,545 worth of non-perishable food items in four weeks to support Food Lifeline, a local organization that partners with 300 foodbanks, shelters and meal programs in the 17 counties of Western Washington.
With many factors affecting their supply, Food Lifeline needs additional resources in order to help as many people as possible.
“Our mission is to advance the health, happiness and wellbeing of our Northwest Neighbors. The COVID-19 pandemic has more than doubled the number of families in the Greater Puget Sound that need food assistance.” said Ken Mahoney, senior vice president of operations at Bartell Drugs. “I am grateful for the generosity of our customers and I am proud of our team for the amount of donations we collected.”
All donations will remain local and support individuals and families throughout the Puget Sound.