PORT HADLOCK — Hadlock Building Supply and its customers have donated $11,000 to keep local food banks stocked into the new year.
It takes about $5,000 to keep the Jefferson County Food Bank stocked for a month, director Jim Tretter said Wednesday.
So, thanks to the donation, food bank cupboards in Jefferson County should be full through the holidays.
The donation was the result of a money-matching plan by Hadlock Building Supply owners Joe Lovato and Morris James, who told customers they would match as much as $4,000 in donations for local food banks.
Customers came through, they said, and the owners presented Tretter with a check for $4,000 Wednesday and the nearly $7,000 donated by the company’s patrons, James said.
“Please don’t stop,” Lovato said, urging customers to continue to bring donations to the company at 901 Ness Corner Road.
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