Saturday food drive seeks donations for Whatcom homebound seniors

People out grocery shopping Saturday, Nov. 15, are asked to pick up a few extra items that will be given to homebound seniors.

Meals on Wheels is partnering with Dewey Griffin Subaru and Haggen on this effort to prevent seniors from going hungry this winter.

Among the items sought are canned tuna, chicken, turkey or roast beef; canned chili or stew; peanut butter; shelf-stable milk or juice; canned fruit and vegetables; hot cereal; hot cocoa, tea and coffee; soup and crackers; and granola or breakfast bars. Also sought are household items including toilet paper, paper towels and flashlights.

Drop off items from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Barkley, Ferndale, Meridian or Sehome Haggen stores, where they will be used to “stuff the trunk” of a new Subaru Crosstrek.