While we haven’t actually held a meeting since March of the dreaded 2020, the First Wednesday Luncheon is alive and well in spirit. Representatives from the Luncheon Committee keep in communication with the Tri-Area Food Bank, which we support, and some volunteer there every week.
This past year has been a trial with more and more families requiring assistance and the management team and volunteers are kept extremely busy. In the words of John and Sue Laird, co-managers of the food bank, “We cannot say how much your volunteerism, financial, and food donations mean to us. We so appreciate the love and generosity pouring out of this community. John and I want to say from the bottom of our hearts, thank you Port Ludlow.”
Of course, their work is never done. In addition to the ongoing need for monetary donations for purchasing essentials, they can barely keep up with the demand for certain staples. They’ve actually depleted the shelves at many of the Dollar Tree stores in the area for the ever-popular items among families.
If you are able to shop and deliver, the items they always need are jams and jellies, soups, juices, snacks, and toiletries. Delivery time is Tuesday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The address is 760 Chimacum Road, Port Hadlock.
If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to: Tri-Area Food Bank and send to Janette Hammond, Treasurer, First Wednesday Luncheon, 670 Rainier Lane, Port Ludlow, Washington, 98365.
The First Wednesday Luncheon Committee is also grateful for the ongoing support it has seen and looks forward to the day we can resume our former activities in a safe environment. Keep well and reach out to a friend you haven’t seen or spoken to in a while. It might just make their day.