Food Drive


For those of us with plenty, not having enough is hard to imagine—especially when it comes to food. Yet hunger and poor nutrition affect many people here in Western Washington, from the young to the elderly.

Bartell’s Community Food Drive, benefiting Food Lifeline, focuses on replenishing local food banks in the summer months when families that normally depend on free or reduced-price school meals may struggle to provide healthy meals at home. 

Purchase & donate non-perishable food items at your neighborhood Bartell Drugs
May 19 through June 1.

Here’s a list of the most needed items in our community:

High Protein Foods
  • Canned tuna/salmon
  • Beef stew/chili
  • Peanut Butter/nuts
  • Beans/legumes
Canned & Dry Goods
  • Rice & pasta
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Sauces & spices
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Canned fruits & vegetables
Baby items
  • Baby food
    (boxes or plastic tubs only- no glass jars)
  • Infant formula
  • Diapers
Personal Care Items
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Toilet paper & facial tissue
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
For more information about Food Lifeline visit their website at
In keeping with food safety guidelines, we are not able to accept: homemade foods, non-commercially packaged items, open or partially used items.


Special Collection Events

Date Time Station Store
May 20 11am-12pm Star 101.5 Fourth & Madison
May 26 2-4pm KOMO 185th & Aurora
May 31 4-6pm 570 KVI Auburn
June 1 12-2pm Star 101.5 Factoria Village