Community Food Drive" continues through this Sunday, June 10, with all Bartells' stores in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties accepting non-perishable food donations.
In association with Food Lifeline, the two-week driveby Bartell Drugs focuses on replenishing local food banks in the summer months when families that normally depend on free or reduced-price school meals may struggle to provide healthy meals at home.
Some "kid-friendly" food item suggestions include tuna,instant oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, cheese crackers, applesauce and canned fruit.
Since 2009, Bartell Drugs' leadership role in summer food drives has generated over 60,000 pounds of food for local food banks.
With the support of our customers, we hope to fill a very important need in the communities we serve," saidBartell's Chairman & CEO George D. Bartell.
Seattle-based Bartell Drugs owns and operates 58 stores throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Family-owned since 1890, it is the oldest family-owned drugstore chain in the United States.
For more information on Bartell Drugs, visitwww.bartelldrugs.com