Ambulance used to help the hungry stolen from Deer Park community center

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by MIKE GONZALEZ & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 21 at 3:15 PM

DEER PARK, Wash. -- A community center that feeds hundreds of people in Deer Park has lost its biggest weapon in the fight against hunger.

The GreenHouse Community center uses an old ambulance that was donated to them to haul their food around for a food rescue program. The program’s manager said if they cannot find the ambulance the food rescue will be in jeopardy.

The center feed thousands of people across Spokane County every month. The stolen food rescue ambulance collects perishable food items close to expiration donated by local grocery stores.

“We use the ambulance to cart things for our thrift store and larger donations,” said GreenHouse CEO, Susan Peterson.

Peterson said the need has grown greater over the past several years. She said they rely on their thrift store to make money plus donations and grants to stay open. Without the ambulance, the women worry people will go hungry.

If you see the food rescue ambulance you are asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233. You can also call GreenHouse Community Center at 509-276-8224.

 

 

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