Food Bank Seeks Donations, Volunteers

by Sue and John Laird, Tri-Area Food Bank Co-chairs

The Tri-Area Food Bank has been busy. In addition to providing food for hundreds of people in the community, they recently received a grant that enabled them to build an additional freezer/cooler area on the side of their barn—that means they can help both Quilcene and Brinnon with their refrigeration needs.

In the meantime, however, the foundation housing their original freezer has developed some problems that need to be addressed before continuing its use. Donations have continued, for which they are grateful to the Port Ludlow community. To keep supporting the organization, make checks payable to the Tri-Area Food Bank and send to Janette Hammond, Treasurer, First Wednesday Luncheon, 670 Rainier Lane, Port Ludlow, WA 98365.

If you prefer dropping off items at the food bank, remember that spring is traditionally a time for cleaning. After the past difficult year, everyone looks forward to a clean home with open windows for fresh air. So a drop-off of cleaning supplies for clients would be much appreciated.

The food bank is asking for volunteers who can lift over 50 pounds and help out every Tuesday and Wednesday. The current team has worked extremely hard this past year, and they have earned some time off. If you can make this commitment, please drop by the food bank on any Tuesday. (Wednesdays are busy with food distribution.)

The food bank is grateful to the Port Ludlow community for its ongoing generosity.