Meeting to plan food bank fundraiser

Published on Wed, Apr 7, 2010 by Tara Nelson

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Organizers of a fundraiser for local food and clothing banks are hosting a planning meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 at the Pizza Factory in Blaine.

Attendees to the dinner will be eligible for a $3 discount toward their meal.

The fundraiser is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 1. A location has not yet been confirmed by organizers are inquiring about a possible space at the Birch Bay Waterslides at 4874 Birch Bay-Lynden Road in Birch Bay.

Cash raised at the event will be donated to the Birch Bay Food Pantry and food will be donated to the Blaine Food Bank.

Project organizers will begin collecting clean, gently-used clothing beginning April 1, for which community members can exchange for non-perishable food or cash the day of the event.

Left over clothing will be donated to the Blaine Clothing Bank.

Modern Woodman life insurance company of Rock Island, Illinois, will donate matching funds up to $500 to the Blaine senior and community center.

For more information, call LaDonna Gifford at 360/220-3631.