(Volunteer Reed Thomas, 14, stocks Mac & Cheese at Helpline House food bank last week).
Food banks across the county are struggling with high demand and low donations this summer, as we reported Wednesday.
Since the story ran we’ve received a few inquiries from readers asking how they can help, including an email this morning from local Les Schwab manager Brett Clark. Donna McKinney of Helpline House responded with some tips:
Thanks for your very prompt response to the article in the paper! We appreciate donations of just about any foods, but there are certain items that we are especially low on and/or are distributed so fast that we cannot keep them in stock. At this time, this is the list:
— Canned beans for cooking
— Assorted pasta