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March Food Access Update

The Phase 2 building- a permanent home for the Foothills Food Bank- is coming together!
Just shy of two million dollars has been raised for the project and we're excited to say that it will include an all-weather, outdoor play and recreation space. There will be upcoming opportunities to support this addition to our community, so stay tuned! 
A joint meeting was held on January 22nd including representatives of all of the groups that make up the Foothills Community Food Partnership. We worked together and discussed the needs and resources of furthering food access in the East County as well as identifying our 2018 goals. A few of the goals laid-out were:
  • Strengthening the Harvest of the Month program in the District by integrating education, having meet & greets with local farmers, taste tests, recipe cards for all kids, and featuring in school newsletters.
  • Expanding the winter pantry program to Head Start families.
  • Support and expand education programs at WCLS (cheesemaking, soil)
We are excited to continue working to better food access in the East County in 2018!
Meet the final three candidates for Mount Baker School District's next Superintendent! Ask your questions and make your opinions heard March 5th, 6th and 7th. See the Press Release below for more details.
This year the Kids Dayz of Spring at the EWRRC is teaming up with Common Threads Farm to offer nutritional cooking classes for kids- on top of other fun activities! Then each participating child will get to take home the ingredients from that days class to share the recipe with their family! 

For more information, or to register your kiddo call (360) 599-3944
Preparation for the Spring Pantry Program is in full swing but donations of food are still needed!
Donation bins are located at the Deming & North Fork Libraries, Crossroads Grocery and the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center. 
Sign-ups are due by March 9th to the Family Service Coordinators at any Mount Baker School District school. Deliveries will be on Friday, March 30th!
The Twin Sisters Market is coming to a corner near you starting the first weekend of June! 
9AM-3PM @ the IGA Parking Lot in Nugent's Corner
10AM-2PM @ the North Fork Library •  Maple Falls
Get your fresh veggies in your community!

Food Lifeline and the Opportunity Council have added a second Mobile Food Pantry distribution at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center! With a second distribution we are seeking community members interested in participating in sorting

Saturday March 10th (doors at 10AM) & Thursday March 22nd (doors at 8:30AM)

To volunteer call (360) 599-3944 
English/Spanish/Russian Mobile Food Pantry Flyer
The Foothills Food Bank warmly welcomes Sean DAgnolo and Anna Morris to the Board! Both are hard working local farmers with a passion for connecting people to healthy, locally sourced food and we are excited to have them join the team and eager to grow with them. 
If you have updates or ideas to share, or want to be involved in any of the projects listed in the Foothills Food Access Plan, please contact us at or call Kelly Vogel, FCFP Communications Coordinator, at (360) 599-3944.

Thank you for your passion and dedication to improving healthy food access in the Foothills Community!

Foothills Community Food Partnership
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