James McCafferty:  He will be speaking with us on the Positive Impacts of Food Banks and sharing the results of our landmark study on the economic impacts of these efforts in Skagit County, as developed by his department at WWU. To quote:  "Ever wonder about the impacts of donations or public support to a food bank (beyond someone not being hungry)? For the first time, we now are starting to have an idea. Groundbreaking research from Bellingham clearly articulates what each dollar means in terms of jobs and reduction in crime. Spoiler: food banks may actually be saving you money in taxes and increasing jobs in your community."
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