North Coast ABATE rounds out 2018 giving to CCA Regional Food Bank

Each year, North Coast ABATE donates proceeds from its runs, spaghetti and chili feeds and other events to help Clatsop and Pacific counties’ hungry people through the Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank. On Dec. 8, NC ABATE presented the food bank with a $2,000 donation. Pictured, from left, back row, Bruce Westerlund, Bill Varozza, Clatsop Food Bank Chief Operations Officer Dusten Martin, 2019 NC ABATE Coordinator Allan Schumacher, Laird Adkins, Mark Ward, Laura Cunningham, Al Jaques and Linda Long. Presenting the check is ABATE volunteer Vinny Varozza, 6. In 2018, ABATE has contributed at least $6,500 to the food bank, and provided two $1,000 scholarships to area youth. Learn more about North Coast ABATE at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at the Astoria Moose Lodge, 420 17th St. The next meeting is Dec. 18. For information, email info@northcoastabate.com

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