Letters to the Editor

Volunteers are getting new food bank off to a good start

The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank’s  501(c)3 tax exempt status application has been filed, and is being processed.

Thanks are due the many volunteers who have worked hard to open the doors of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank every week. Special thanks should go to Krista Holmberg and Heidi Dukich, who are spending endless hours, without pay so far, reorganizing operations and soliciting funds supporting the food bank. They are very knowledgeable and are working to get the new food bank certified with Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline. Finally, thanks should go to local congregations acting independently in backing this “from-scratch” endeavor. How well are they doing?  United in the effort, about 300 people are already being served each week.

The only goal is to provide for those in need.

Over the years, the citizens of this community have generously donated their money to provide the resources for this purpose. The preaching of religion should not be part of this process.

As of now, the food bank has to pay cash for everything, and can only manage to provide the basics. As a 15-year volunteer and former bookkeeper for the food bank, I know how hard this can be.

All donations are appreciated. Send them to Sno Valley Food Bank, PO Box 1541, North Bend, WA 98045.

Or, go to www.snoqualmievalleyfoodbank.org to make credit card donations. Please note if your name can be published as a Founding Donor.

Betty Olson

North Bend


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