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Farm to food bank: An innovative plan that feeds and funds the Skagit community

Helping Hands Food Bank receives $500,000 to buy locally produced foods

Helping Hands Food Bank volunteers sort fresh produce in Sedro-Woolley on Feb. 28. Any items no-longer good for human consumption are set aside to be fed to pigs at local farms. (Isaac Stone Simonelli/Cascadia Daily News)
By Isaac Stone Simonelli Enterprise/Investigations Reporter
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — More than a dozen shoppers mill around the Trader Joe’s-style shopping floor at

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