Senior Mobile Food Pantry to be discontinued
September 14, 2023
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...