PACIFIC COUNTY — Each year during Thanksgiving, food banks in Pacific County run out of bread. This year you can help. Saturday, Nov. 17, is Family Volunteer Day and across the county families are coming together to make a difference by making bread. This day of service celebrates the power of families who work together to support their neighborhoods.

Through a grant from generationON and the Walt Disney Company with support from King Arthur Flour and the Washington State University Bread Lab, Pacific County WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development is hosting nine locations where families can come together and make bread: one loaf to take home and enjoy and the second to donate to the local food pantries. At this free kid-friendly event, 4-H leaders and members will be on hand to help families make bread in a bag.

Donated loaves will be collected at the end of the day and distributed. This is an opportunity for families to make some new friends, learn about yeast bread, and spend time together while making a meaningful difference. The kitchens will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or until supplies run out. Gluten-free and organic will be available in some locations.

Ocean Park:

Pacific County Fire District 1, 26110 Ridge Ave.

Ilwaco:

New Life Assemble of God, 405 First Ave. N

Naselle:

Assembly of God, 278 Knappton Rd.

Raymond:

First Baptist Church, 913 Duryea

Willapa Methodist Church, 969 Willapa 1st St.

South Bend:

First Lutheran Church of South Bend, 103 Adams St.

North River:

North River Grange, 2637 North River Rd.

Menlo:

Fairgrounds Gauerke Building

Tokeland:

Shoalwater Bay Tribal Community Library, 4115 State Rt 105

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