Congresswoman lends a hand
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene spent an hour volunteering at the Sky Valley Food Bank in Monroe recently, passing out food during its Wednesday morning distribution service.
DelBene has been an advocate for food insecurity programs during her time in Congress. Although committee appointments have not been finalized for the 2017 Congress, DelBene has served on the House Agriculture Committee for four years, including work on the nutrition subcommittee. Food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program all fall under the purview of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
DelBene, who has volunteered at the Sky Valley Food Bank in the past, said she enjoys volunteering around the holidays.
“The folks here at Sky Valley do an incredible job. You can tell these are folks who’ve been running this food bank for decades. It is an incredibly well run and important part of Monroe and, frankly, not just Monroe; this whole region,” DelBene said. “I’m always excited to come out; Neil does a great job.”