Church donates fresh produce to food bank

Letter to the Editor

I liked the article on the North Bend food bank by Mark Nicholas. Some further information for Mark: the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church has maintained a pea-patch on Silva Avenue in Snoqualmie for the past three years. The city has made this available through a FEMA program. We have eight raised beds this year with lots of kinds of vegetables: onions, carrots, beets, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, etc.

This entire product is to benefit the food bank in North Bend. We harvest on Sunday mornings and bring it to church where members and friends give a donation for what they take. We also harvest on Wednesdays to take the produce directly to the food bank.

Our congregation has given over $500 and 200 pounds of food to the food bank the past two years. We hope we will beat that amount this year. Our volunteers do all of the seeds, planting, maintenance, harvesting and preparing. Stop by Silva Street and take a look.

Thank you city of Snoqualmie for providing this space as a benefit for many people in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Carol Peterson,

SUMC coordinator