Subway restaurant is planning its first daylong food drive, Feed a Friend, on Aug. 20 to benefit Second Harvest.
Customers who bring a can of food or any other nonperishable food item into a local Subway restaurant and buy any regular six-inch sandwich with a drink will receive a regular six-inch sub and a drink of equal or lesser price free.
The drive includes Subways in Benton, Franklin, Kittitas, Walla Walla, Yakima and Umatilla counties.
"The neighborhood food banks, meal centers, shelters and other programs in our network are responding to unprecedented need right now," said Jason Clark, president and CEO of Second Harvest.
"We appreciate every donation of food we receive and are thrilled to partner with Subway restaurants in the Feed a Friend program."
Second Harvest, founded in 1971, partners with 250 neighborhood food banks, meal centers and other hunger-relief programs to feed more than 50,000 hungry people each week.
It provides 2 million pounds of free food each month throughout its 26-county service territory in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.