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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

Food insecurity programs in county call for more volunteers, less stigma

 

June 20, 2019



Reports from the past few years show Whitman County with high rates of food insecurity and poverty. To help combat those issues there are several food programs that help serve those struggling in the county. However, program managers have expressed the need for more volunteers from the community.

Paige Collins, Whitman County Council on Aging (COA) executive director, said the two biggest problems with attracting residents to use their services is finding transportation to pantries and the stigma about people who use a food bank.

She said anyone in the county can call COAST Transportation t...



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