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Food bank $1.7M over budget; county stalls on support

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Volunteer Ev Bethke, surrounded by boxes and bags full of food, sorts food at the Bellingham Food Bank while her colleagues do the same nearby.
Volunteer Ev Bethke sorts food at the Bellingham Food Bank in May 2022. Demands for Whatcom County's food bank services have soared since 2022, officials say. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
The director of the Bellingham Food Bank appealed to the Whatcom and Bellingham councils for rescue

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