Executive Director Michele Chapman provided this graphic showing average meals served per day in each month dating back to January 2019. Measuring average served per day allows for the changes in how many days we served meals over that time.
The weather this April has been fickle. Last week we had high winds interluded by rain and even hail storms. Just when you feel like hanging up your old rain gear, the radio station in Seattle is declaring another rain front moving into south Seattle. The sun comes out on Whidbey Island and dries up all the rain.
When February temperatures turned frigid, and most of Whidbey’s citizens hunkered indoors from the snow and bitter wind, it was painfully evident that winter is deadly dangerous for dozens of our neighbors.
SPiN Board President Marc Stroud and Executive Director teamed up on an open letter to our city leaders, published in our local Whidbey News-Times. Many thanks to Pastor Marc and to Michele for your advocacy! Their letter reads as follows:
To Mayor Bob Severns and members of the Oak Harbor City Council: This week’s freezing weather has brought a long-standing community need to greater light.
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