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The food bank is still open

Every other week instead of every week

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Care & Share Food Bank has been open on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at its usual location at the Nazarene Church along SR-174, where food is brought out to patron’s cars.

The food bank operates from 2-4 p.m. on those days.

Manager Carol Nordine said that on Easter weekend 103 people came to get food; two weeks prior, 93 used the service.

“For only being open every other week, it averages out,” she said. “We’ve had a few new people but not a whole bunch.”

New clients should bring a driver license or other photo identification and a piece of mail to confirm their address.

Nordine also said that those helping are practicing social distancing, staying 6 feet away from others and wearing masks, and encouraging patrons to wear masks too.

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Care & Share received their food out of Moses Lake, but now they will be receiving it from Second Harvest based out of Spokane, with their first shipment from them coming in today, April 22.

The food bank will be open this Friday, April 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the Nazarene Church located just east of Grand Coulee on SR-174.


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