Coordinator Anne Poulson, left, and volunteer Sandie Starr bake tomatoes for lunch at Maple Alley Inn at Faith Lutheran Church in Bellingham on Oct. 14, 2015. The free meal is sponsored by the Opportunity Council on Wednesdays and Thursdays. In 2014, a total of 1,385 people ate hot free meals there.
Coordinator Anne Poulson, left, and volunteer Sandie Starr bake tomatoes for lunch at Maple Alley Inn at Faith Lutheran Church in Bellingham on Oct. 14, 2015. The free meal is sponsored by the Opportunity Council on Wednesdays and Thursdays. In 2014, a total of 1,385 people ate hot free meals there. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald
Coordinator Anne Poulson, left, and volunteer Sandie Starr bake tomatoes for lunch at Maple Alley Inn at Faith Lutheran Church in Bellingham on Oct. 14, 2015. The free meal is sponsored by the Opportunity Council on Wednesdays and Thursdays. In 2014, a total of 1,385 people ate hot free meals there. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald

Opportunity Council marks 50 years of helping needy in Whatcom County

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