Food banks serve our communities | Letter to the editor

Posted 9/15/21

The Tri Area Food Bank is a community treasure.

When you hear “food bank” you might think that is not for me but think again. You may be surprised by the quantity and quality of food …

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Food banks serve our communities | Letter to the editor

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The Tri Area Food Bank is a community treasure.

When you hear “food bank” you might think that is not for me but think again. You may be surprised by the quantity and quality of food provided to clients. It is remarkable. Our local farmers, groceries, bakeries, and citizens, through donations, have enabled the food bank to offer more than the standard USDA fare.

As a happy volunteer at the Tri Area Food Bank, I know it is here to serve the whole community. There is no means test to determine if you can use the services. It is there to support Jefferson County residents no matter the income.

The management and volunteers are committed to providing a respectful, safe, and pleasant experience. In addition to the wide assortment of canned goods, the food bank provides meats/fish, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and dairy products.

Some clients come every Wednesday; others only drop in occasionally. Some people want just a few items while others are interested in everything being offered. The food bank is an excellent grocery supplement.

We are very fortunate in Jefferson County to have four food banks serving the community’s needs. Visit your local food bank and encourage others to check it out. These food banks are treasures in our community!

Katie Holmes
PORT TOWNSEND

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