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Food banks get nearly $1.6M in city, county funding

Money in response to unprecedented demand in Whatcom County

Volunteers Buzz Hagshenas, Arlane Olson and Tamara Godbey sort through boxes of fresh produce and canned food.
From left, volunteers Buzz Hagshenas, Arlane Olson and Tamara Godbey make food boxes at the Bellingham Food Bank in November 2022. The Whatcom County Council voted unanimously on May 9 to support food banks countywide with $1 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Bellingham and Whatcom County food banks, struggling to meet soaring demand, will receive more than
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