Lake Stevens Food Bank outgrows its current space as families in need continue to riseBY CHUCK TUCK | JOURNAL REPORTER Thanks to the good hearts of many Lake Stevens citizens, the Food Bank is still doing well despite the increase in the price of gas.
Even though the increase in gas prices has affected many families in nearly every aspect of their daily life, the spirit of giving continues.
“We haven’t felt the gas price increase hit us yet,” Dona Ferro of the Food Bank said.
By the looks of things, and all the people waiting for the Food Bank’s assistance, all was normal as could be.
Two young men, each carrying a box of groceries, said if it wasn’t for the food bank, things would be very tough.
“I haven’t felt like they have given me any less food because of the price of gas,” said one of the young men.
The immediate need for the Food Bank is apparent when you walk into the cramped working areas where volunteers hustle around sorting and taking inventory of their goods.
“What we really need is a larger building; we have outgrown this one year’s ago,” Ferro said. “You can see it’s difficult to move around when you get two people back here.”
Ferro says that it would be a good thing if they could find an affordable place with more room to store their inventory and help the increasing number of families that are in need of the Food Bank’s services.
“We serve over 250 families now,” Ferro commented. “And the numbers are growing.”
Donations are being accepted at all Lake Stevens banks thru June, and people are encouraged to continue giving what they can to help other families who are less fortunate. You can also bring food to the Lake Stevens Journal, 1909 South Main St.
Cash donations can be very helpful and go a long way to help with proper food rations to make a properly balanced diet.