Today we braved the rain and wind and flooded streets of Bellingham for a very exciting tour of the Bellingham Food Bank!
Members were shocked by how much food there was! Boxes on boxes on boxes on pallets. We found out they serve 200,000 people annually, a number that has grown every year since they were established 45 years ago! Wow!
Bagel Lady mentioned that "The Bagelry donates to the Food Bank!" Many local grocery stores, farms and Bakeries donate food.
During our tour we saw so many volunteers sorting food! The building was so big, they even store food for over 10 Food Banks! During the upstairs portion of our tour we learned that forklifts are used to move large containers off food to their upstairs storage area. Members asked what all the extra bins were for, and learned that the annual nationwide Letter Carriers 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive brings in around 150 pallets of food!
Dancing Jalepeno said "I want to volunteer there!" We found out the Food Bank welcomes groups of volunteers and we hope to get a Max Higbee group there to volunteer soon!
Thank You SO much to the Food Bank for the educational tour!
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