Sallal Grange donation plumps North Bend food bank’s turkey list

The North Bend Sallal Grange is pleased to have donated 24 frozen turkeys to the Mount Si Helping Hand Food Bank in North Bend.

The food bank serves 1,200 people in the valley, and is the largest food bank in the Northwest Harvest system. Mount Si had announced a shortage of 340 turkeys this year, to distribute among the community, and the Sallal Grange, as part of their ongoing support for the food bank, allocated funds to purchase  turkeys at a local grocery store.

Three members of the Grange, Larry Houch, Dan Clapp and Nels Melgaard, delivered the turkeys to grateful food bank worker David Shea.

Shea said that the Snoqualmie police used to deliver 10 turkeys, but that the Sallal donation was the largest single donation he could remember.

More information about the Grange and their community outreach programs is available through Leah Aichele, the Sallal Grange’s Director of Family Life, at  or (425) 445-2840. Or, visit

The Mount Si Food Bank has so far accepted 356 turkeys, enough for the Thanksgiving holiday. Additional turkeys will help with Christmas collection needs.


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