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Whatcom food banks ask county for $2M in annual funding as demand escalates

Usage increased 127% since 2021, with 9,000 visits a week

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 in May 2022 at the Bellingham Food Bank, one of 13 food banks included in the Whatcom Food Bank Network, which distributes 8 million pounds of food to people each year. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Charlotte Alden General Assignment/Enterprise Reporter
The Whatcom County Food Bank Network is requesting $2 million in annual funding from the county to m
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