back pack distribution resumed when school started again after
the holidays. We have found that during the holidays families
are often out of town or not needing as much help from us, so
to save food we have chosen not to make any special meals for
the back pack program, knowing any family in need can still pick
up our lunches at the Food Bank, which is where they would access
them in any case when the schools are closed.
IN THE NEWS
WIN participated in the Whidbey Institute's
very exciting and inspiring inaugural Thriving Communities Conference,
the first in a series of annual conferences exploring the critical
issues facing small communities. The Whidbey Institute has generously
made a video of each of the participating organizations with WIN's
6 minute video on the home page.