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Letter: Thank you for generosity

By Beth Lee, FISH West Vancouver, Battle Ground
Published: December 11, 2020, 6:00am

And now for some good news.

I write from FISH West Vancouver Food Pantry, where we’ve seen increased numbers of people needing food. However, we’ve also seen an amazing outpouring of community support, and for this — thank you all.

First off, a heartfelt thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which donated two semi-trucks of food over the past six months. We thank them for the cases of peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce and more that helped fill our food boxes. And when we called them with an emergency need for cold weather gear, they showed up within hours to provide sleeping bags, blankets and tents. Thank you!

The Vancouver Rotary and 3 Creeks Rotary Clubs, as well as various church and business groups, helped pass food at our summer drive-thrus. Thank you!

Dave’s Killer Bread Co. has donated 250 to 300 loaves a week for years. Thank you!

And to all the neighborhood associations who have sponsored food drives, provided volunteers and donated cash — thank you. Our recent citywide Drive & Drop food drive, netting over 100,000 pounds of food to Clark County Food Bank, is final evidence that Vancouver is an amazing and caring town, of which we can all be so proud. Thanks to all.

If you or someone needs help with food, we’re here. Call 360-695-4903.

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