By Meadow Meeder
Healthy Community Specialist 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

 


Wahkiakum County seems to be quite the anomaly in these ‘times of Covid.’ Our low numbers of cases, our cooperation and our efforts are something to be proud of. Yes, there are stresses and changes. And yes, these are incredibly trying times for a lot of us. However, due to the efforts of so many people, one thing that I can tell you for sure, is that absolutely, under no circumstances, should any person in this county not have food. No matter who you are, where you live, there is free food waiting to go home with you.

I would like to give a very special thank you to Beckie Wolcott and the amazing, dedicated volunteers at Helping Hand food bank. Last week this crew was able to give out over 80 boxes of fresh produce to the community so quickly, my head spun. This food bank is open and ready to serve you. Social distancing and a mask are required to come in every Thursday 10-2.

WOTM is back to its normal schedule and at this time it is still free to ride, so take advantage of this while you can to get to your food banks to stock up on needed items. For schedule and information you can check out the county website at http://www.co.wahkiakum.wa.us and look under ‘transit’ or call 360-795-3101. Social distancing, masks and sanitation are a top priority of our transit team, so please be mindful of your bus riding etiquette and show courtesy to your driver.


Meals on Wheels reminder for the seniors: You can sign up anytime to start having your meals delivered to your doorstep. Call the CAP office at 360-425-3430 ext. 259 for more information and to get yourself or a loved one signed up. Senior drive-by Lunches from CAP are also available for seniors who used to attend the Senior Lunch at the Hope Center. You can sign up for your meals at the same number.

The Hope Center is gradually allowing the groups that had previously been meeting in the building to start the process of coming back. For information on how to have your group start meeting there once again, please contact Heather at 360-795-8630.

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services has a Facebook page, if you aren’t already linked to it, I recommend you do to help us all stay as connected as we can. I also have a county Instagram that has health tips, humor and information. I will keep this updated with need to know info regarding food opportunities and so much more. Follow me, friend me @bewellwahkiakum.

More food bank information: Wahkiakum food pantry on Elochoman is open every Tuesday 2-4, St. Vincent de Paul at 400 Columbia Street is open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 9-12 and Johnson Park in the Westend is open Thursdays 1-4.

Thank you, Wahkiakum. It’s an honor to be here with you all. I hope your weekend has some magical happenings or maybe even a small miracle.

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”

--Mary Anne Radmacher

 

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