Volunteers and vehicles packed Carrie Blake Community Park once again for the Family Holiday Meal Bag program.
Helpers gave out 680 bags on Dec. 17 plus another 85 via delivery, said Andra Smith, executive director of the Sequim Food Bank, who organized the event along with support from Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and the City of Sequim.
Because of early press deadlines, totals from Saturday and Monday were not available. Smith said she anticipated the program easily surpassing 800 meal bags volunteers on Dec. 17-18 and 20.
Similar to November’s meal program, volunteer groups included representatives from various churches, CERT, Sequim Valley Lions Club, Rotary groups, veterans and others, with members of Sequim Seventh-day Adventist packing the boxes on Dec. 16.