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North Helpline food bank in need

Posted by Mike on June 15th, 2011

We’ve written before about North Helpline, a food bank that serves our area.

This afternoon Amy, the executive director there, emails:

We just learned a major source of our food supply, the letter carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive, collected 23% less food than last year. And yet the demand at our food bank is up 30% over last year. We are very low on sources of protein and could use donations of canned tuna, chicken, corned beef, chili & peanut butter or frozen packages of meat. For the first time I can remember since starting here two years ago, we had to open the food bank (without) any offerings of protein for our clients.

You can donate at the North Helpline, 12736 33rd Ave. N.E., or at barrels at these businesses:

  • Walgreens Drug Store,14352 Lake City Way N.E.

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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Dan // Jun 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Someone took this article to heart. I was at the Wedgwood alehouse tonight and some family just unloaded a dozen bags of food from their SUV into the donation barrel.

  • 2 Susan // Jun 19, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I can tell you why the Stamp Out Hunger drive was low, no notice. We usually donate but we received no notice this year and missed the collection.