Ferndale Food Bank loses delivery trucks in flood right before Thanksgiving

FERNDALE, Wash. — Cities in Whatcom County are continuing to feel the blows from the devastating flooding that left hundreds of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed.

The Ferndale Food Bank lost both of its delivery vehicles right before the Thanksgiving holiday.

The food bank had only distributed about half of its Thanksgiving meals when the flooding happened.

Staff said that thankfully, the raised loading dock kept water from destroying food inside the facility, but both its delivery trucks were a total loss.

Executive Director Evan Anderson said each truck costs about $50,000, but because of how old they were, he doesn’t know if insurance will cover the costs or if they will get enough money to replace them.

Currently, food bank staff are borrowing a truck from the Bellingham Food Bank to get through the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you are a Ferndale resident and need food for Thanksgiving, you can go to the food bank on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to get what your family needs.

Anyone who would like to donate food or money to the food bank can visit http://ferndalefoodbank.org/donate/