Whatcom County partnership receives federal grant to fight food insecurity

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KENDALL, WA (MyBellinghamNow.com) – A federal grant is aiming to scale back meals waste and starvation in rural Whatcom County.
The Environmental Safety Company has awarded over $27,000 to Whatcom County Well being and Group Companies and their companions to construct and function a neighborhood fridge in Kendall. The neighborhood fridge, or “freedge,” offers free nutritious meals from native eating places, farms and companies. Their aim is to stop extra meals from going to the landfill.
Sustainable Connections presently operates a freedge on the RE Retailer in Bellingham and helps the freedge on the Higher Skagit Library in Concrete.
Kendall’s freedge shall be constructed on the North Fork Library. County Well being and Group Companies studies that meals insecurity within the Kendall space has spiked over the previous 5 years, indicating excessive ranges of meals insecurity. The freedge, as soon as constructed, shall be obtainable to anybody and shall be restocked a number of occasions per week by Sustainable Connections volunteers.
To be taught extra about this system, together with tips on how to volunteer or donate meals, go to sustainableconnections.org/freedge.