Last week, for the first time its director can remember, the North Helpline food bank ran out of canned meat, peanut butter and other sources of protein.
After a public plea, the food bank brought in enough donations to last – well, at least through the week.
“We did collect 32 pounds of protein at Cloud City and individual donors have brought in approximately 200 pounds. I think we got another 45 pounds at Wedgwood Ale House,” said Amy Besunder, executive director.
“It is still slow going … I think we have enough for this week’s distribution.”
In her first plea Besunder wrote: “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.”
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.