Citizens Respond to Call for Food Bank Assistance
Town of Friday Harbor utility customers have once again shown their holiday spirit by contributing to the Harbor Life Ring program to benefit the Friday Harbor Food Bank. The Town distributed a letter in the October utility billing statement informing customers that any donations they made in November would be contributed to the Food Bank. In addition, the Town agreed to match the first $1,000 donated. Including the Town match, the Food Bank received $2,952.
“The response from the citizens has been great” said Mayor Farhad Ghatan. “We are always impressed by the generosity in Friday Harbor”.
Bill Cumming, director of the Food Bank was also excited to hear the news. “I want to thank this community once again for stepping up and serving those in need” he said. “These donations are assuring a happy holiday season for a great number of people.”
The Harbor Life Ring program was introduced in 2013 to provide financial support to families in need of relief from utility bills when unable to make ends meet. Once a year the proceeds are dedicated to supporting the Friday Harbor Food Bank during the holiday season.
The Town thanks all those who contribute to the Food Bank, both through this program and other private donations.