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Food bank needs greatest in summer months

Julie describes need for food at Northwest Harvest in Summer.

June through September are hard months for food banks because reserves from giving in the holiday season are gone and fresh produce from harvest is not yet available, said Julie Delaney, director of community engagement for Northwest Harvest.

Donations do not come readily in the summer, but the need is up with children no longer at school to receive free and reduced breakfasts and lunches, she added.

“Even small donations of money or food make a difference,” she said.  “Just 67 cents can provide a meal for a family of three with Northwest Harvest food resources. A gift of $5 provides 22 meals.  Five pounds of donated food makes four meals.”

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