Reporter Stephanie Davey of the PT Leader was there at the Port Townsend food bank when we handed the PT Food Bank manager Shirley Moss a check for $1000 and about 200 lbs of food on the Tuesday after the festival weekend. A very satisfying moment!
One small correction to the article. The Jefferson County food Bank Association can buy food at 4 cents a pound. Yep. You read that correctly. So our contribution actually means they can buy 25,000 lbs with that $1000 check. Squeeze that!
Thanks to our volunteers who worked tirelessly in the auction, raffle and merchandise booth.
Thanks to Frank Samuelson for his illustration for the poster and men’s t-shirt.
Thanks Daniel Fiorito for his illustration which is becoming our official logo.
And thanks to the many folks who attended the festival, enjoyed the music, danced and dug deeply into their pockets to help us raise money for the Jefferson County Foodbank Association.
Because of all of your participation and support, this morning we were able to deliver a check for $1000 and about 200 lbs. of canned and dry food to Port Townsend food bank manager, Shirley Moss. The funds will be shared with the entire Jefferson County Food Bank association.
This donation equals 25,000 lbs. of food! Yes, you read that right. 25,000 lbs. The food bank is able to purchase food through Food Lifeline for .04¢ a lb. which is why this all-volunteer organization particularly appreciates receiving cash.