When I first volunteered at the food bank I noticed how many bakery goods we get in. Each week we give out dozens of cookies, cakes, and donuts to families. Another board member and I wondered how we could give out healthier food to clients.
Knowing from experience that young children will eat and enjoy healthy food, I decided to try to give young children alternatives to all the baked goods. The idea for healthier snacks at the Food Bank was born.
I wrote several grant proposals and was given a grant of $10,000 from Seattle’s Norcliffe Foundation to start the program. The program has been well received by parents and kids alike.
John Snyder, former board member
If you’d like to help, call the food bank at 360-658-1054.