We served 811 families during Thanksgiving representing 3,329 Skagit County community members.
In addition to the regular staple items we give out, we also had turkeys, hams, stuffing, canned pumpkin, canned cranberries, canned green beans, macaroni and cheese, fresh yams, fresh apples, potatoes, onions, dinner rolls, and spice cakes. We gave out a total of 50,000 lbs of food on Thanksgiving.
We want to thank the over one hundred volunteers who lended their helping hands to ours on Thanksgiving day.
Zoey Ferenczy, our new Volunteer Coordinator, joined our team the week of Thanksgiving, and we are excited to welcome her to the Helping Hands Food Bank!
Skagit Reads Program
We participated and sponsored the Skagit Reads Program in October. “Closing The Food Gap” by Mark Winne was the book for the month.