by: Maria Guerrero Updated:
CARNATION, Wash. - A food bank in Carnation will give food to needy families on Christmas Eve and then will the shut its doors for good.
Volunteers say they are being forced out by their main donor.
The Snoqualmie Public Food Bank said it feeds 200 families every week and Christmas Eve is one of the busiest days of the year.
The food bank had been sponsored by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe for years, but all support will end Tuesday.
The tribe owns the building and is the biggest donor, but it wants to go in another direction.
The tribe actually wanted to shut things down before Christmas, but agreed to allow the food bank to stay open until Christmas Eve.
Volunteers at the food bank are now scrambling to find a new space and funding.
The Carnation food bank said it’s one of the only food banks that helps everyone, no questions asked.
Volunteers are still hoping someone in their community will reach out and help them stay open or re-open somewhere else.
Volunteers have been in talks with the city of Carnation, hoping to keep the food bank going without the tribe’s support.