Port Townsend Food Bank changes pickup days for holidays
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Merita Tavoi of Port Townsend loads a turkey on her cart at the food bank on Monday. —Photo by Charlie Bermant/Peninsula Daily News

By Charlie Bermant
Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Food Bank has changed its day of operation for the next two weeks in order to accommodate the holidays.

The food bank is normally open Wednesdays but has switched to Mondays for Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, according to its director, Shirley Moss.

The hours of operation, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., are unchanged.

The distribution on Monday included main course extras, with visitors given a choice of ham, turkey or catfish for their holiday meals, while the Dec. 30 distribution will be the normal fare, Moss said.

2013 was a big year for the food bank, Moss said, a trend she expects will continue through the next year.

“We grew in 2013 in terms of all the people we served but also increased our resources,” she said. “It was a good year for us.”

Her 2014 wish list is already fulfilled with the planned installation of a walk-in freezer scheduled for the spring.

Moss said the food bank is looking for donations of canned protein such as tuna and beans but would prefer cash donations as they can be leveraged to purchase a greater amount of food.

The food bank is also in need of pet food donations, she said.

The food bank is located at Mountain View Commons, 1919 Blaine St.

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Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or cbermant@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: December 23. 2013 6:22PM
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