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By Lou Marzeles

Food Bank, soup kitchen programs face cuts


People who need supplemental food in Goldendale could be even needier soon.

Both the Goldendale Food Bank and the soup kitchen meals at the Methodist Church are facing sharp cutbacks. The scenario is much more dire for the Food Bank, which is soon to be hit with funding cuts of about half its previous budget. The meals at the church could lose their regular Monday night offering.

The Food Bank has distributed about $140,000 in food a year, or about $12,000 a month. It will lose about half that funding from state, federal, and United Way sources before the end of the year.

“We do get state and federal funding and United Way funding, and most of that money is funneled through Washington G...

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