It was a move designed to meet the needs of SPiN volunteers and guests, and to show some cooperation with our neighbors.
In other words… Everybody Wins.
Six months into our sack lunch program – begun when COVID-19 prevented indoor meal service to our guests – August saw us serving thirty or more people a day at Flintstone Park. What started as a wintertime stopgap idea soon morphed into a long-term commitment to care for our guests in need.
It’s always a great day when a U.S. Navy squadron appears out of the blue to offer assistance. For SPiN Café, that great day happened two months ago when VAQ 209, the Star Warriors of NAS Whidbey, approached us to offer support to our sack meal program.
Athena Peterson, 209’s Volunteer Coordinator, found SPiN on line when searching for a way to get the squadron involved in the Oak Harbor community. “They needed someone to serve meals on Sundays,” Athena says. “So we signed up. I’m so glad we did. It’s been nice giving back to the people of Whidbey.”
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