October 26, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 27

Dry goods needed at Medical Lake Food Bank

The Medical Lake Food Bank is facing a dry goods shortage, which has lasted for the past several weeks.

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James Eik
Items like macaroni and cheese, Top Ramen and Hamburger Helper are all but missing at the Medical Lake Food Bank.

While the organization is doing well with other products, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, the amount of shelf-stable items has been decreasing on a weekly basis. Items like macaroni and cheese dinners, Hamburger Helper, Top Ramen and others typically seen on the shelves are gone.

It’s also been three months since the food bank ordered cereal.

Food bank director Peg James said the situation is troubling, given that the food bank’s main funding vehicle, the Care and Share thrift...

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