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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Senior Mobile Food Pantry to be discontinued


September 14, 2023

Submitted Photo | Paige Collins

Potatoes, apples and lettuce are just a small portion of the fresh food that was secured through the Mobile Food Pantry for local seniors.

COLFAX - Funding for the Senior Mobile Food Pantry (SMFP) program for Whitman County is being discontinued at the end of 2023.

Colfax Council on Aging Executive Director Paige Collins said that the Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington funded the program. The program will no longer be funded since American Rescue Plan (ARP) and COVID-19 funding is beginning to be pulled back.

"The SMFP program was a way for the Council on Aging to get healthy, nutritionally-dense foods out to Whitman County senior citizens," Collins said, adding that they did this by bringing groceries to most of...

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