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By Lou Marzeles

WGAPS' intractability does not serve Goldendale


February 7, 2018

Washington Gorge Action Programs (WGAP) believes it has secured a long-sought foothold in Goldendale, after effectively shutting down the Goldendale Food Bank (GFB), ending the latter’s 30-plus years of serving the Goldendale community. While the GFB still exists as an entity, it has ended its services for the time being and transferred them to WGAP. The transition occurred when WGAP said it would cut off its food supplies to the GFB because it said the latter was out of compliance with WGAP requirements.

The only productive effect of this development is that people in Goldendale who need food bank services are still able to get them, at least for now. But the cost of WGAP’s coup is d...

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