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Winter Pantry Program helps Mount Baker elementary students

Dec 2nd, 2016 | Category: Community

Co-op: Fundraiser for Foothills Food Bank

The Winter & Spring Pantry Program, organized by the Foothills Food Bank, provides elementary school students in the Mount Baker School District with breakfast and lunch foods that children can prepare for themselves during school break. Organizers say many local children rely on the free/reduced price meal system to meet their food needs during the school year; when school is not in session, it can be difficult for students to get enough to eat. During the 2016-2017 school year, the program will serve over 200 students at Harmony, Acme, and Kendall Elementary Schools.foothills food bank web

This month, donations are being accepted for the program, which will deliver to local children on Dec. 16. To donate food or make a cash donation, contact the Winter and Spring Pantry Program at foothillsfoodbankcontact@gmail.com or call (360) 599-9245. Winter Pantry donation bin locations are also available at Graham’s Restaurant (Glacier), Crossroads Grocery (Maple Falls), North Fork Library (Kendall), East Whatcom Regional Resource Center (Kendall), Deming Library (Deming), Everybody’s Store (Van Zandt), Acme General Store (Acme), and Rome Grocery (east Bellingham). Donations are also accepted at the front office at Harmony Elementary School.

This month is also a fundraiser for the Foothills Food Bank. The Community Food Co-op is accepting donations at their cash registers all month-long, and will also donate 2 percent of all sales on Dec. 17 during their monthly Community Shopping Day event.

For more information about the Foothills Food Bank, see http://www.foothillsfoodbank.org.

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