WALLA WALLA, Wash - The Walla Walla school communications director says right now more than half of the students attending area public schools live in poverty.
And last month, nearly 800 Walla Walla families used the Blue Mountain Action Council food bank.
So today they are kicking off a food drive.
It will run from today until December 19th. Collection sites are located throughout the Walla Walla schools.
Leaders say their collection goal is 40,000 pounds of food.