In the News | Salish Current

May 3, 2023

Helping Hands Food Bank distribution area in Sedro-Woolley. Helping Hands provides a grocery store-type model for participants at all six locations.

Rebecca Skrinde, CEO of Helping Hands, and Erik Larsen, Operations Manager, recently discussed the difficult choices faced by food banks amidst a rise in visits and a decrease in donations in an interview with Salish Current.

Food banks and visitors struggle during food and funding scarcity


“Food banks are preparing for increases in visits after emergency pandemic-era SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) food stamp benefits ended March 1. 

Food stocks are already stretched thin as visits have doubled in some areas, leading food banks to make tough decisions…”