Yoke's Fresh Market and KXLY have teamed to help fill the store room at Second Harvest this summer. The What's for Lunch food drive is Friday, July 19th at all area Yoke's Fresh Market stores.
Rod Wieber, Chief Resource Officer for Second Harvest, says that summer food drives are “critically important” for area food pantries. Many families rely on reduced or free lunches to help feed their children and during the summer the need for help goes up. Last year, Second Harvest saw a 30 percent increase in demand and Wieber says the numbers are looking similar this year.
Whole grains and protein items like canned meat and peanut top the list for needed items as well as canned fruits and vegetables. You'll be able to purchase pre-packaged bags to contribute or choose your items to leave in the bins. The food drive runs from 10am-7pm at all Yoke's locations.