Bartell Drugs food drive aims to “Stock the Pantry” in Washington state

May 31, 2011

Bartell Drugs' ?Stock the Pantry? food drive supporting Northwest Harvest in the state of Washington kicked off for its third year on May 30.

Bartell Drugs' “Stock the Pantry” food drive supporting Northwest Harvest in the state of Washington kicked off for its third year on May 30. Bartells' store locations will be accepting nonperishable food donations through June 12.

The 2-week drive focuses on replenishing food bank, meal program, and school food stocks in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties during summer months.

"Year-round hunger is an unfortunate reality for many children and their families. Through the generous contributions by our customers, we're proud to support Northwest Harvest with this effort," said Bartell's chairman and CEO George D. Bartell.

The food drive launch includes major donation events Wednesday, June 1, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bartell Drugs' Factoria and Redondo locations. With the help of on-site appearances throughout the day by news and on-air personalities from Fisher Communications and partners -Univision Seattle, KOMOnews.com, KOMO Newsradio, STAR 101.5, and 570 KVI - Bartell's hopes to exceed the 18,171 pounds of food donated in 2010.

For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.