Skagit Food Distribution Center Undergoes Energy Efficiency Upgrades Thanks to Grant Funding

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Skagit County – After receiving a $50,000 grant from Puget Sound Energy, the Skagit Food Distribution Center purchased and installed rooftop solar arrays. These solar arrays will help the Distribution Center meet at least 10 percent of their electricity needs with renewable energy. These savings will result in more money being directed toward the center’s core mission of annually receiving and distributing 2.5 million pounds of food to food banks in Skagit County and beyond.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for May 16, 2018, from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Skagit Food Distribution Center located at 220 Michael Street in Sedro Woolley. There will be light refreshments and a tour following the ribbon cutting. The public is invited.

The Skagit Food Distribution Center (SFDC) is the centralized distribution center for all of the food banks in Skagit County. The role of the Distribution Center is to ensure that everyone in Skagit County has access to enough healthy, nutritious food to thrive in school, work, and at home. The SFDC currently provides food and support to the 15 food banks and 4 hot meal programs in Skagit County, collectively serving over 40,000 individuals annually.

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