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Community Food Drive surpasses goal of quarter-million pounds of food
October 24, 2011 • Whatcom Co
A surge of last-day donations enabled the 17th-annual Community Food Drive to surpass its goal of collecting 250,000 pounds of food for Whatcom County food banks.
Last week’s drive finished with donations of 252,190 pounds of food. The Community Food Drive was sponsored by Industrial Credit Union, Haggen Food & Pharmacy and Bellingham radio stations KGMI, KPUG, KBAI, KAFE and KISM.
“We’re very pleased that generous individuals, businesses and organizations enabled us to meet this year’s goal,” said Becky Skaggs, spokesperson for Haggen stores. “We hope that people will continue to donate and that other organizations will conduct drives because food banks in Whatcom County are now distributing an average of 500,000 pounds of food each month.”
Donations of cash still may be made through Oct. 31 at www.communityfooddrive.com, which also has contact information for local food banks and statistics about the staggering number of people in Whatcom County seeking assistance.