The Cowlitz Indian Tribe and Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Clark County donated $30,000 to support Share’s meal and nutrition programs.
In a statement, the tribal foundation board said it discussed how to best serve the needs of Clark County residents. Current events such as the reduction of SNAP benefits and high cost of living were topics of conversation prompting the tribe and foundation to donate to Share.
According to a study by Feeding America, about 10 percent of people in Clark County are food insecure, lacking adequate food to meet basic needs.
The nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to alleviating homelessness in Clark County, runs various meal programs yearlong, including its backpack program, summer meals program, food pantries and fresh food pantry.