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Survival vs. Living: How You Help Bo

Bo couldn't foresee the future, try as he might. A nasty divorce left him financially and emotionally drained. And homeless. He lived at the shelter and stood on a corner with a sign, "Anything helps." 

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Making a Splash in Her Community

Sharleen is that grandma. The one that everyone loves to visit, even the neighbor kids. Last summer, she got an above ground pool, and she says it's part of her magic sauce to keep all the kids in her neighborhood, which can be rough, out of trouble. All summer long, she has kids in and out of the pool and she fees them sandwiches and popsicles when they get out, so they go home and sleep well for their parents. 

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Gardening Grandma: How You Help Colette

Colette is just about to celebrate her fortieth wedding anniversary. It's not quite what she expected. As a much younger girl from a Wyoming cattle ranch, her husband swept her off her feet and moved her to the big city– Seattle. For 28 years, Colette and her husband worked together to support their family. He worked outside the home, and Colette ran a small in-home childcare company. She employed another person and did the long days caring for other people's kids (up to twelve at a time), so she could stay home with her three while they were in their formative years.

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Both Sides of the Giving Coin

Uri* has a good job and two young sons that he has custody over most of the time. When he and his wife separated a year ago, things were rough for a long time. Not only was there an emotional side of the separation, but going from two incomes to one was hard. Uri burned through his savings and fell behind on some bills for just a couple of months, but that was enough to start wiping out his paycheck, before it even came, while he has been working to get caught up again.

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Looking Forward to the Hunger Solution Center (Part 1)

The Hunger Solution Center will allow Food Lifeline to more than double the food we provide to our more than 275 agencies. It will also allow us to provide more highly nutritious fruits and vegetables. So what does this mean for our partners? We decided to let them tell you.

Port Townsend Food Bank
Shirley Moss, Director

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Looking Forward to the Hunger Solution Center (Part 1)

The Hunger Solution Center will allow Food Lifeline to more than double the food we provide to our more than 275 agencies. It will also allow us to provide more highly nutritious fruits and vegetables. So what does this mean for our partners? We decided to let them tell you.

Port Townsend Food Bank
Shirley Moss, Director

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Food Banks As Partners In Health Care

Food Lifeline’s Hunger in America 2014 survey revealed that nearly half of Western Washington’s food bank client households have someone with diabetes or high blood pressure. It should come as no surprise that not having access to food impacts an individual’s health. Hunger is associated with a

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