Big donation helps Lighthouse as its food bank supplies dwindled

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The supply at Wenatchee’s Lighthouse Christian Ministries food bank was getting alarmingly low when General Manager Shawn Arrington put out a call for help on social media this month.

Help arrived in a big way Wednesday.

Dynaelectric, an Oregon contractor working on the new Microsoft data center in East Wenatchee, joined with Stetner Electric of Quincy and Microsoft to address the food bank’s needs.

“They all came together, pooled a bunch of resources, went shopping for us and brought in two 25-foot trailers full of food,” Arrington said.

The big donation is greatly appreciated, he said, but the need for food in the community remains very high.

“We’ll be able to continue to hand out food for probably the next two to three weeks but then we’ll need help again,” Arrington said. “The need for boxed good, canned goods is something that continues to be necessary right now through the times that we’re in.”

Anyone can drop off food at Lighthouse at 410 S. Columbia St. or go to the Lighthouse Christian Ministries website to donate, he said.