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Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients: January – March 2020

Each quarter, Skagit Valley Food Co-op selects four Tokens for Tomorrow recipients. With Tokens for Tomorrow, every time you bring in a reusable shopping bag, we honor your commitment to reducing waste with a token worth 5¢ to give to four local organizations doing great things for our community. Get to know 2020’s 4th Quarter Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients:

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group

The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group exists to build partnerships that educate and engage our community in habitat restoration and watershed stewardship activities in order to increase salmon populations. Your token will help fund Junior Stream Stewards, an educational program offered to over 300 middle school students in Skagit County each year. This program teaches watershed and salmon ecology concepts and then takes students out of the classroom to apply these lessons to real world examples. Ultimately, the goal is to provide our future leaders with a better understanding of how to be good stewards of our environment.

Skagit County Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Program provides nutritious, noontime meals to senior citizens, age 60 and older, who have difficulty leaving their home unassisted and who are unable to prepare their own meals. Skagit County is one of the few programs in Washington State that still delivers hot, nutritious meals to seniors in the community. By using only the freshest ingredients, meals are prepared each delivery day at its central kitchen and are distributed at lunchtime by volunteers. These deliveries provide daily one-on-one contact that many seniors look forward to every day.

Donations will go toward maintaining the current program level. With the increased client base, the goal is to continue to provide clients with the freshest, homemade meals possible, instead of frozen or pre-packaged meals.

Jefferson School Garden

The Jefferson School Garden aims to provide children with hands-on experiences and exposure to the process of organic gardening. With that, comes observing the life cycle of plants, problem-solving, STEM-related projects, nutrition, caring for a variety of plants, and enrichment activities with art and technology (farm bots!). Donations will help buy garden supplies, plant starts, bulbs, organic compost and soil amendments, and seeds!

Anacortes Family Center

The mission of the Anacortes Family Center is to serve homeless women, children, and families in crisis by providing shelter in addition to comprehensive transformational services to achieve long lasting personal success and self-sufficiency. Donations will support Anacortes Family Center’s life-saving and life-changing programs by providing weekly life skills classes for adults and children as well as intensive counseling for traumatized children with its contracted children’s therapist.

By: Co-op Staff

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