By Stefanie Donahue
Starting Tuesday, December 12, the Blaine Food Bank will change its hours of operation.
Joan Smith, a representative with the food bank, said instead of being open from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Friday, they’ll be open 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on both days. They’ll remain open from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays; the rest of the week, the food bank is closed.
On another note, Smith announced that the food bank has raised $18,000 as part of a matching fundraiser that kicked off in September. If they’re able to raise $25,000 by Friday, December 22, an anonymous volunteer has committed to matching the amount in full, she said.
In 2016, the food bank raised $28,000 in a similar campaign that also resulted in a match.
Donations are accepted in the form of cash or check, by mail to P.O. Box 472 or in person at 500 C Street in Blaine. Non-perishable foods are accepted on a regular basis. For more information about the Blaine Food Bank, call 360/332-6350.