Local nonprofit food rescue organization Food Finders launched its annual “Summer to End Hunger” food drive on May 1 to collect food for families with children. The summer food drive runs through Aug. 31.
“Summer is a rough time for many local families. Their children are at a much higher risk of food insecurity when they aren’t receiving the federally funded school meals.” said Patti Larson, executive director of Food Finders.
Food Finders is encouraging businesses, clubs, scout groups or neighborhoods to get involved. Participants can receive a collection bin and signage in support of the food drive, and donated nonperishable food items will also be accepted at the office in Lakewood located at 3744 N. Industry Ave, #401. Volunteers can sign up to help during the summer to sort and box the donated food for delivery to Food Finders’ partner agencies in need, such as Boys and Girls clubs, youth centers, shelters and pantries that serve primarily families with children.
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Source: Food Finders