United Way funds local food and shelter providers

The Bellingham Business Journal

Whatcom County has received federal funds through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The program awards funds to each county in the United States based on demographics, local employment rates and economic data.

Whatcom County has been allocated $121,655 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs within the county. The program is intended for the purchase of food and shelter in addition to supplementing and expanding current services.

This year the Bellingham Food Bank, Opportunity Council, Salvation Army, Womencare Shelter and the YWCA were the agencies in Whatcom County that were chosen to receive the funds.

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