Bartell Drugs’ ‘Stock the Shelves’ drive brings in $250K worth of donations for Food Lifeline
Bartell Drugs is helping food banks, meal programs and shelters that have seen an unprecedented increase in the amount of people seeking food assistance in Western Washington, Bartell’s collected $254,545 worth of nonperishable food items in four weeks to support Food Lifeline, a local organization that partners with 300 food banks, 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 well-being of our Northwest Neighbors,” said Ken Mahoney, senior vice president of operations at Bartell Drugs. "The COVID-19 pandemic has more than doubled the number of families in the Greater Puget Sound that need food assistance. 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 Puget Sound.