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Battle Ground public servants will serve breakfast

first_imgo What: Pancake breakfast to benefit the North County Community Food Bank’s Christmas food basket program.o When: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.o Where: Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St.o Cost: Cash donations. Donations to the Christmas basket fund can also be made in Battle Ground at the Food Bank, 17 N.E. Third Ave., or at the Riverview Bank. To volunteer to sort and distribute baskets, call John Idsinga, 360-852-4960.The seven members of the Battle Ground City Council will take a break from establishing city policies to don aprons and flip pancakes Saturday morning.The event will raise money for the North County Community Food Bank’s Christmas food basket program, which provides fixin’s for Christmas meals to families in need.Last year, the food bank prepared boxes for about 260 families. In addition, local organizations adopted more than 100 families, purchasing gifts and meals for each family. In total, the food bank helped about 400 families in the Battle Ground area, which includes Amboy, Yacolt, Brush Prairie and Hockinson. This year, the food bank anticipates the number to be closer to 450.“Every year I tell people the need is greater this year than last,” said basket organizer John Idsinga. “I wish I didn’t have to say that, but it’s the truth.”last_img

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