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#44: Lynne Ayers - Director of Stanwood Camano Food Bank - Pt. 2


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Episode Summary:

Lynne Ayers started in nonprofits, then moved on to a wide ranging career including Nordstrom, Wine, and more, and after all of that, she has returned to the nonprofit sector.

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Key Points of Interest:

  • If you didn’t already, be sure to go back and listen to Part 1!
  • Who was the founder of the Stanwood Camano Food Bank?
  • How did Lynne get introduced to the Stanwood Camano Food Bank?
  • How did the thrift shop portion of the store get started?
  • What are some of the ways to help people who frequent the food bank?
  • How did the grocery store model work and help out the customers of the food bank?
  • How has the food bank reacted to COVID-19?
  • What are the positive aspects that she has seen from COVID?
  • Their backpack program went from 350 to over a 1000 takers during this time
  • How much has Grocery drops gone down during this time?
  • How has the community pitched in and helped out?
  • Lynne also wants to know how much she appreciates the Stanwood Camano Area for their support!
  • How many pounds of food does the food bank go through right now?
  • How can people help out during this time?

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