NW Pilots are raising money for the Bellingham Food Bank. Donations will be made in the name of, and in gratitude to, Tom Wake. Tom owns the property on which our landing zone is situated, and has been unfailingly generous and welcoming to Pilots for many, many years.

The Bellingham Food Bank is a well-established organization whose warehouse receives, stores, and redistributes more than 2 million pounds of food to partners across the region every year (enough food to fill up 5 semi-trucks every single month). There is a network of nearly 20 food bank and meal programs in Whatcom and San Juan Counties and the Bellingham Food Bank helps all of them feed their neighbors. Last year, they had 186,000 client visits. 29% of the clients were infants and children. Clients are given food that was donated, collected at food drives, saved from grocery store waste, grown in Victory Gardens, gleaned from harvest leftovers in farmers' fields, and purchased with monetary donations. This is a well-respected local charity where local college students and community members often regularly donate their time, and where back-yard gardeners know they can donate extra produce. Many businesses in town raise donations by asking customers to round up their bill to the next dollar for the food bank. In short, it's a solid, good cause and donations would be well-managed by a reputable charity.

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Food Bank, Bellingham WA, in honor of Tom Wake

by The Cloudbase Foundation


NW Pilots are raising money for the Bellingham Food Bank. Donations will be made in the name of, and in gratitude to, Tom Wake. Tom owns the property on which our landing zone is situated, and has been unfailingly generous and welcoming to Pilots for many, many years.

The Bellingham Food Bank is a well-established organization whose warehouse receives, stores, and redistributes more than 2 million pounds of food to partners across the region every year (enough food to fill up 5 semi-trucks every single month). There is a network of nearly 20 food bank and meal programs in Whatcom and San Juan Counties and the Bellingham Food Bank helps all of them feed their neighbors. Last year, they had 186,000 client visits. 29% of the clients were infants and children. Clients are given food that was donated, collected at food drives, saved from grocery store waste, grown in Victory Gardens, gleaned from harvest leftovers in farmers' fields, and purchased with monetary donations. This is a well-respected local charity where local college students and community members often regularly donate their time, and where back-yard gardeners know they can donate extra produce. Many businesses in town raise donations by asking customers to round up their bill to the next dollar for the food bank. In short, it's a solid, good cause and donations would be well-managed by a reputable charity.