Giving back

Now that the weather has turned windy and chilly, many of us are looking introspectively at our lives. Have you been blessed with a full pantry and some extra time on your hands? Want to spend a little time giving back to the community? We have several opportunities to support Whatcom County this fall! The Bellingham Athletic Club will be running a food drive this November! We are collecting nonperishable items for families in need of a little assistance this Holiday Season. If we all pitch in together, we can Lend a Hand in a big way this Thanksgiving. All donations will benefit the Bellingham Food Bank. As a way for us to give back to our members, we will be offering a free 3-day guest pass when you donate a grocery sized bag of nonperishable goods. So take a look through your pantry and bring your extra canned foods to BAC from November 1st – 30th.

If you have some extra time to donate, please consider volunteering for the Rise Against Hunger food packing event taking place on Sunday, November 5th! It will start at 9AM at St. Luke’s Health Education Center (3333 Squalicum Pkwy). We will be packing 75,685 meals and are still short on funding. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Each meal costs only $0.29 since the cost of shipping has already been paid by a generous donor. The meals with be going to aid hungry children and families of the recent disasters, Hurricane Maria, etc. What a great way to spend a few hours with either friends or family really making a difference in the world!