Trevor Faucett of the Northwest Farm Credit Bureau recently presented volunteers with the Darrington Food Bank a $3,000 check to help buy an HVAC system to keep food safe before distribution. (NW Farm Credit Bureau)

HomeStreet Bank gives $5,000 for Edmonds College students facing homelessness

HomeStreet Bank donated $5,000 to Edmonds College’s Project Home Association, which provides rental and hotel assistance to students facing homelessness. The donation marks 12 years of support from HomeStreet Bank.

“HomeStreet Bank is committed to being an active member in the communities we serve,” said Marilla Sargent, vice president and branch manager of the Mountlake Terrace office. “In 2020, HomeStreet Bank donated $1 million to local non-profit organizations and our employees recorded 7,000 hours of volunteer time with 280 charities across our footprint.”

“HomeStreet Bank’s enduring support has helped our students stay housed, continue their studies, and pursue their dreams,” said Edmonds College President Amit B. Singh. “We are incredibly grateful.”

The Project Home Association is under the direction of the Center for Student Engagement and Leadership, Housing and Residence Life, and the Project Home Ambassador Student Club. It meets regularly to review scholarship applications and make awards. Last year, it provided 18 scholarships to students totaling approximately $20,000.

The college’s other efforts to address students’ basic needs include the campus food pantry, emergency funding provided through the EC Foundation and Student Emergency Assistance Grant, and housing assistance through a Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness Grant.

Darrington Food Bank awarded $5,000 grant

Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded the Darrington Food Bank a grant of $3,000.

The Darrington Food Bank is a rural all-volunteer charity that distributes over 22,000 pounds of food monthly to 340 families in northeastern Snohomish County.

The funds will go towards the purchase of an HVAC system which will allow food to be safely processed and stored in a temperature-controlled environment.

“We truly appreciate the support NW Farm Credit Bureau has provided to the community and our food bank,” said Food Bank Board President, Adrienne Hall.

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