Town fundraiser for the Food Bank hits the halfway mark
Posted November 21, 2022 at 11:59 am by San Juan Update
The Town of Friday Harbor shares news about its November fundraiser for the Food Bank,
Each November the Town of Friday Harbor asks that you help us support an important community organization — the Friday Harbor Food Bank. The Food Bank spends over $10,000 each month serving nearly 750 households and an average of 1,475 individuals per month. In the last year they have provided nearly 500,000 pounds of food to locals, and they do this entirely through community donations.
According to Food Bank Manager Rachelle Radonski, the need for your generous donations is even greater in these economic times. “The needs of the Food Bank patrons are ongoing and critical,” she says. “Food costs continue to rise, but the Food Bank is committed to keeping healthy produce and proteins available. With the holidays upon us, the number in need will grow even larger.”
To assist with the Food Bank’s need for funding, the Town is directing all of the donations from this month’s Harbor Life Ring utility assistance program to the Food Bank. Each year island residents have answered the Town’s call to contribute, and the Town has matched these donations. This year, the Town has increased that match to a total of $5,000.
$2,500 in donations have already been received.
“You don’t have to be a Town resident to help us support the Friday Harbor Food Bank this November,” says Mayor Ray Jackson. “Donations to the Harbor Life Ring program are open to anyone who wishes to contribute.”
All donations are tax-deductible. Contributions from the public are accepted at the Town Hall Finance Department. Town of Friday Harbor customers can also donate by way of the special line item on their monthly utility bills.
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