Skagit Transit partners with Helping Hand Food Bank
Skagit Transit and the Helping Hands Food Bank recently partnered on a food drive at Cascade Mall. The results are in! Thanks to generous community donations, Skagit Transit & the Helping Hands Stuff the Bus food drive yielded 4,000 pounds of non-perishable food to benefit the C.H.O.W (Cutting Hunger On Weekends) program.
During the campaign, Skagit Transit employees, the National Guard, community volunteers and Helping Hands staff collected non-perishable food donations at Cascade Mall for stuffing a Skagit Transit bus. The donated food items will provide meals for those in need. The dollar donations contributed at the event approached $30,000. This ensures 2,000+ children will be fed each week and shall continue for 6 weeks.
The 4,000 pounds of food collected on Saturday August 8 has already been received into the Helping Hands Food Bank inventory to be distributed to community service sites across the county.
This will make a difference in lives. Thank you to all who contributed!