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Construction of new Helping Hands Food Bank moving along

Nov 9th, 2017 | Category: Features

SEDRO-WOOLLEY – Construction of the new Helping Hands Food Bank and resource center is moving along on Fruitdale Road. When complete, the project will offer a new grocery shopping model, additional offices, workshop space, nutritional outreach opportunities, a work study program, and community garden. The Helping Hands Food Bank serves nearly 600 families (representing more than 2,000 individuals) each week. Over 45 percent of clients are children under 18 and 12 percent are senior citizens. “Mobile Food” and Backpack programs are also organized. As a nonprofit, Helping Hands Food Bank is Skagit County’s largest direct emergency food provider. Last year, the food bank distributed nearly 2,000,000 pounds of food to over 24,000 families, representing nearly 95,000 individuals. helping hands food bank web

The Helping Hands Food Bank is hosting the free, traditional Sedro-Woolley Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 23 from 12:30 -3 p.m. at Cascade Middle School, 905 McGarigle Road. If you are interested in donating or volunteering, please call 360-856-0747. The food bank is also sponsoring families this holiday season. For more information, contact the food bank at director@helpinghandsfoodbank.org.

NOTE: Revised photo as of Nov. 7 shows the building being painted. COURTESY OF HHFB

 

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