WHATCOM — The holidays aren’t a happy time for county households experiencing hunger — and the Bellingham Food Bank alone had 186,000 visits in 2018.

Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance would like to change that situation for any in need this Thanksgiving.

SSK Insurance’s eighth annual turkey drive through Nov. 15 seeks to help more than 200 local families this holiday season. SSK Insurance will match contributions of $15 for each turkey that a person or business wishes to donate, up to the first 100 turkeys. 

“Last year’s drive gave turkeys to 203 families and we hope generous residents and businesses will help us surpass that total this year,” said Bobbi Green, 28-year employee heading up the effort.

Donors will receive recognition on SSK Insurance’s website, Facebook page and office windows.

Donations may be dropped off at the SSK Insurance office at 501 Front St. in Lynden or mailed to P.O. Box 551, Lynden, WA 98264. For more information, call 360-354-4488 or email BGreen@SSKinsurance.com.