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Able bodied people needed at the Columbia County Food Bank

Volunteers needed to help with the heavy lifting


DAYTON—The Columbia County Food Bank needs able-bodied people who can lift up to 40 lbs. and can be on their feet for three hours to help fill boxes of food, load and distribute them every Tuesday afternoon.

Judi Pilcher, who serves on the food bank executive board, said volunteers will receive on the job training at the current food bank location at the county fairgrounds.

The National Guard has been providing this service, but it is not known whether they will be available after the month of June.

For the past two months the food bank has served around 150 people each week, up from 40 each week before the COVID-19 challenge.

“Our food bank is a place where people in need can get food, typically basic provisions and non-perishables, for free,” Pilcher said. “Currently we are providing three, and one half days of food assistance to 10 percent of the Columbia County population, every week.”

The Columbia County Food Bank relies on the Blue Mountain Action Council, and donations from other organizations and private donors, for the food distributions.

For information about volunteering contact Judi Pilcher by phone at (509) 382-9380.


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