What's For Lunch Food Drive hits Friday | Business
KXLY 4, Yoke's Fresh Markets and Second Harvest are teaming up this Friday, July 13, for the "What's For Lunch Food Drive." The focus of this food drive is to make sure children in need are able to get healthy lunches while school is out this summer.
You can help by donating at any Yoke’s Fresh Market in Spokane, Deer Park and North Idaho from now through Friday. Pre-made bags are available for purchase at each store and come in a variety of denominations. Each pre-made bag is filled with a variety of needed food items.
You can also drop off non-perishable food items at all Yoke’s Fresh Market stores in Spokane. If you would like to donate on-line right now, you can at: www.2-harvest.org/kxly.
A recent Feeding America report examined food insecurity in communities throughout the nation and found that one in four Spokane County children under the age of 18 is food insecure. Area food banks are seeing an average increase of 10% to 30% in new clients each month.
The most-needed food items include: peanut butter, protein items like canned meats, mac & cheese, canned fruits & vegetables, and dry grain products such as pasta, rice, and cereal.
All food donations made to Second Harvest supply local food banks.