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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE An advertising supplement produced by the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette

LOCAL GIFT IDEAS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST HOLIDAY EVENTS AND MORE


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It is officially crunch time to purchase gifts for the holidays. Whether you only have a few people left to find the perfect gift for or you are just starting to think about your shopping list, we’ve got you covered. This Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide, produced by the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette Advertising Department, highlights what businesses have to offer across the North Olympic Peninsula. There’s no need to travel a great distance or to stand in long lines to find the perfect gift. There’s something for everyone on your list at local shops. From Forks to Port Townsend and everywhere in between, you’ll find stores offering great goods and services at awesome prices that are to sure bring smiles to the faces of gift givers and receivers. Also inside, find a calendar of events for upcoming events to help you enjoy a wonderful holiday season in your hometown. Rediscover the joy of hometown holiday shopping today!

2015 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide published by Peninsula Daily News: 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 | 360.452.2345 www.peninsuladailynews.com Sequim Gazette: 147 W. Washington St., Sequim, WA 98382 | 360.683.3311 www.sequimgazette.com Terry R. Ward, publisher Steve Perry, advertising director

Patricia Morrison Coate, Brenda Hanrahan and Laura Lofgren, special sections editors

page 4 Need inspiration before going shopping? Check out our “Great gift ideas in your neighborhood” feature to find a few specific gifts local merchants have stocked and ready for you to purchase. There’s sure to be something to please everyone on your shopping list.

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GREAT GIFT IDEAS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD No need to travel far to pick up a last-minute gift for someone on your shopping list. Merchants across the North Olympic Peninsula have exactly what you need for family, friends, coworkers and more. Look here and on pages 5, 7 and 8 for gift ideas that are sure to please everyone on your shopping list.

Choose from a fun assortment of baskets that come in all shapes and sizes. Load them up with a variety of local goods perfectly suited for that special someone on your list. Choices include a variety of salami, cheeses, coffees, honeys, pickled snacks, sweet treats or even ciders and wines! Have fun perusing our carefully curated selection of local items. WHERE TO BUY: Chimacum Corner Farmstand, 9122 Rhody Drive, Chimacum; 360-732-0107; www.chimacumcorner.com PRICE: Baskets from $5 to $9 plus contents.

MAKE YOUR FEET HAPPY Make a fun statement with these cozy and chic boot socks from Britt’s Knits! These socks wear well with most anything — jeans, leggings, dresses or skirts. And, they’re not just for boots. You can also wear them with flats, pumps and platforms. Tall or short? Socks in your court! WHERE TO BUY: Jim’s Pharmacy, 424 E. Second St., Port Angeles; 360-452-4200; www.jimsrx.com PRICE: $4.95

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WHERE TO BUY: Plaza Jewelers, 511 W. Washington St., Sequim; 360-683-1418; www.sequimjewelers.com PRICE: Necklace is $55, charms start at $25

WHERE TO BUY: Port Angeles Power Equipment, 2624 W. Highway 101, Port Angeles; 360-452-4652; www.papowerequipment.com Store open Tuesdays through Saturdays PRICE: $39.99

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LEGEND OF THE DREAMBOX The “Legend of the Dreambox” suggests writing down your fondest dream, greatest desire or strongest wish on a small piece of paper and putting that paper in a “dreambox” and placing it beside your bed. Every evening as you retire and every morning as you rise, hold your box and think on your dream, believing with all your heart that it is so. Legend has it that if you do this faithfully that your dream will come true. WHERE TO BUY: Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery and Gift Shop, located at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim; 360-681-4640; www.northwestnativeexpressions.com PRICE: $13 each

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You were born with a creative spark inside. Ignite that inner fire with the 30 engaging exercises, fun activities, inspirational images and motivating ideas in The Little Spark. Learn what your “Little Spark” of creative passion looks like, how to capture it and how to make room for it in your life. Read the book cover to cover and use it as a month-long creative road map, or just dip into the exercises as your time and inclination allow. Either way, you will change your life.

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WHERE TO BUY: Karen’s Quilt Shop, 271 S. Seventh Ave., Suite 26, Sequim, 360-681-0820; www.karens-quilt-shop.com. PRICE: $19.95

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NEED last-minute HOLIDAY GIFTS? stress less shop local!

story by Brenda Hanrahan, Peninsula Daily News and Patricia Morrison Coate, Sequim Gazette

With the holiday season in full swing, many people are feeling the pressure to wrap up their holiday shopping, while others are just starting to think about their shopping lists. Rather than battling crowds at a mall or hoping the gift you purchased online arrives in time or looks like the photograph on the website, rely on your hometown merchants for quality products, helpful customer service and the ability to see gifts in person before purchasing. Shopping at North Olympic Peninsula stores takes some of the stress out of purchasing last-minute gifts and has many numerous other benefits. We asked a few local business and tourism experts in each community about the importance and benefits of shopping locally. Here’s what they said:

PORT ANGELES

According to Charlie Comstock, member services manager of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, here are the top 10 reasons to shop local: 1. KEEPING IT IN THE COMMUNITY By purchasing at locally owned businesses, more money recirculates in the Port Angeles community. Local businesses often patronize other local businesses, service providers and farms. For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, up to $70 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the community’s tax base. >> SHOP LOCAL continued on Page 11

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4. INVEST IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN PORT ANGELES The success of locally owned, independent businesses provides real-life examples to our young people, proving that they can stay in Port Angeles and prosper on their own terms. Creativity and entrepreneurship are what fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity. 5. CELEBRATING UNIQUE COMMUNITY CHOICES A wide variety of independent businesses, each serving their customers’ tastes, creates greater overall choice for all of us. Our one-of-a-kind, locally focused businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Port Angeles. This is another reason why we choose to shop, eat and have fun in our hometown. 6. SHOPPING SELECTIONS GEARED TO LOCAL TASTES AND NEEDS SHAPE OUR CHARACTER Independent businesses help give our community its distinct personality. Local businesses have a wider array of uniquely focused products because they buy and sell based on what they know local customers want and need, creating more relevant choices. 7. SHOPPING EXPERIENCE: BUY FROM A HUMAN, NOT FROM A SCREEN Research shows a strong correlation between the percentage of small locally-owned firms and various

indicators of personal and community health and vitality. Local business owners and employees offer more personal service because they often have a high level of expertise and passion for the products they sell. They also tend to have a greater interest in getting to know their customers who are, after all, their neighbors. 8. INVESTS IN OUR COMMUNITY’S FUTURE Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave and are more invested in the community’s future. This includes our youth. 9. ENHANCES COMMUNITY SUPPORT Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chain stores. Choosing local nurtures our community. 10. MAKES PORT ANGELES A DESTINATION The unique character of the Port Angeles area is what brought many of us here. Choosing local enhances our community and serves as a vote for growth and regional sustainability. The more interesting and inviting we are as a community, the more we will continue to attract new neighbors, visitors, family members and guests. The PADA — Port Angeles Downtown Association has one more big event planned for the 2015 Holiday Season — Shop ‘Til You Drop on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., offering a full day of shopping and holiday cheer. >> SHOP LOCAL continued on Page 12

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Leonie Conlin enjoys looking at a festive holiday display at Leppell’s Flowers and Gifts in Forks. The shop, located at 130 S. Spartan Ave., is owned by Conlin’s grandmother Charlene Leppell. << SHOP LOCAL continued from Page 10

2. REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINTS, CREATING A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT Independent, community serving businesses are people-sized. They typically consume less land, carry more locally-made products, locate closer to residents and create less traffic and air pollution. Buying from a local business helps the environment by conserving energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging. More goods within walking and biking distances create less pollution and traffic congestion. 3. CREATES MORE GOOD JOBS Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally. In our community, they provide good jobs to local residents. Studies show that on average; locally-owned businesses create more jobs and provide better wages, benefits and working conditions than national chains. Peninsula Daily News/Sequim Gazette

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Holly Brown, one of the owners of Brown’s Outdoor, 112 W. Front St. in Port Angeles, restocks scarves in the women’s section of the store in preparation for last-minute holiday shoppers.

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SEQUIM

As Sequim twinkles with colorful holiday lights, small businesses beckon with holiday bargains — all with the catchphrase of “Shop local!” “I feel very passionate about shopping local,” said Jodi Minker, administrative assistant with the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, in early December. “Approximately $68 of every $100 spent at a local business is in our economy nationally,” Minker said. “Shopping locally supports local business owners that have ties to our community and tend to get more involved in decisions that will shape the local environment. When you shop locally, you are helping give back to your community.” Some people are concerned about the cost of shopping locally, but, Minker said, “if you factor in gas prices, travel time and traffic, then you’re not only saving money but you could be helping a business owner’s daughter to afford dance lessons.” Minker noted that Sequim’s small businesses donate more to local nonprofit organizations than their corporate counterparts. “You can help establish a sense of community pride by shopping local,” Minker added. “I’ve also been saying, ‘Sequim has it all’ because anything you’re looking for on your Christmas list can be found in Sequim, in my opinion, from highquality toys, fine jewelry, the season’s latest electronics and even trendy bootsocks,” Minker said. “People travel from all over the world to come to Sequim for products and experiences they can’t get anywhere else. I say, find what’s unique about Sequim and share it with your family and friends and give the gift that keeps on giving.” >> SHOP LOCAL continued on Page 13

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Theresa Rubens, left, owner of Solar City, a women’s fashion shop in downtown Sequim, explains the uses of a made-in-the-USA doodad dish to customer Karen Maurer as a stocking stuffer gift. Maurer, who moved to Sequim three months ago, said the best thing about shopping local is that the merchants are friendly and willing to share gift ideas. “I like supporting the city I live in,” she said.

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FORKS

As cool December rains soak the western side of Clallam County, area residents are preparing their last-minute holiday shopping lists. Lissy Andros, executive director of the Forks Chamber of Commerce, explained there are a variety of reasons to support local businesses. “Whether you are Christmas shopping or simply buying needed items for everyday use, shopping local is important. An investment in Forks by shopping locally provides local businesses an opportunity to employ your friends, neighbors and loved ones, and maybe even you. “Shopping local enables local shops to donate to local kids, charities and fundraisers. And shopping locally ensures a vibrant local economy.” Forks-area stores cater specifically to the needs and wants of the community, Andros said. “Shelves are stocked, pricing is competitive and the people are friendly, so remember to shop local this holiday season and beyond.”

Have a safe and happy holiday shopping season!

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Americans are in the process of spending a large portion of their annual shopping budget between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, and merchants across Jefferson County are well stocked and ready for last-minute holiday shoppers. Numerous studies show that if those dollars are shifted to locally owned, independent businesses, they’ll generate two to three times as much economic activity in area communities than if that money had been spent at a national chain. Across North America, that could mean billions of dollars of local economic impact. >> SHOP LOCAL continued on Page 14

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If area residents shifted their purchases of cards, gifts, flowers and other holiday items to locally owned businesses, the monetary impact would add up quickly. “Port Townsend has gifts covered,” said Mari F. Mullen, executive director of the Port Townsend Main Street Program. “There are literally thousands of great gift ideas in our independently owned businesses. “We encourage customers to look here first for everything from one-of-a-kind gifts — jewelry, art, toys, apparel and accessories and gourmet gifts — to gift certificates for experiences. Port Townsend has it.” Using the slogan “Look Here First! Eat, Shop, Play, Stay” the Port Townsend Main Street Program stresses there are “thousands of gift ideas right here in our hometown,” according to the group’s website. The program has even created a Christmas ornament with original artwork that features the slogan. “Port Townsend Main Street’s collectible ornaments also make a wonderful last-minute gift idea or stocking stuffer,” Mullen said. “This year, they feature original art by Amanda Kingsley of Port Townsend.” For ornament details, visit www.ptmainstreet.org. photo by Jonel Lyons

Arlo Davies, left, of New York is visiting his hometown of Port Townsend for the holidays and enjoys a little shopping at Diva Yarn, 940 Water St. in downtown Port Townsend, with Noelle Tannen, center, of New York and Erin Lamb of Port Townsend. The trio of shoppers investigates Diva Yarn’s recent shipment of hand woven African baskets.

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Here is a listing of remaining public holiday events happening on the North Olympic Peninsula this year. While we do our best to include everyone’s event, some have been planned after the publication of this section. Please read Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette for up-to-date event listings as they are added through this holiday season.

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Kiwanis Choo-Choo rides for children, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 540 Water St. Suggested donation $5. See www.ptmainstreet.org. Thursday, Dec. 31 First Night, nonalcoholic family New Year’s Eve celebration with fireworks, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., City Hall, 540 Water St., $5 per person or $10 for a family, 360-385-1003.

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‘Hand up, not a handout’ Peninsula Home Fund offers a chance to help neighbors in need by Peninsula Daily News

A Port Ludlow family received money to buy gasoline to go to medical appointments and pay the heating bill after the bread-winner suffered a stroke. A $50 voucher for food and school supplies was enough to tide over a recent transplant to Port Townsend and his daughter before he found a job. A Forks family got a voucher for winter boots and jackets for the children and work clothes for a new job. A Port Angeles woman who had lost her job got help paying her rent and electric bill and, she said, found out she wasn’t alone. Using a record-breaking $271,981 in 2014, more than 2,700 individuals and households in Jefferson and Clallam counties have received help so far this year from the Peninsula Daily News’ “hand up, not a handout” Peninsula Home Fund. Until New Year’s Eve, the Peninsula Home Fund — a safety net for North Olympic Peninsula residents when there is nowhere else to turn — is seeking contributions for its 27th annual holiday fundraising campaign. Peninsula Daily News will publish stories every Wednesday and Sunday during the campaign listing contributors and reporting on how the fund works. Peninsula Home Fund is a unique nonprofit program: l No money is deducted by the Peninsula Daily News for administration fees or any other overhead. Every penny goes to OlyCAP — nonprofit Olympic Community Action Programs — the No. 1 emergency-

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care agency on the Peninsula. The money goes to help the most vulnerable members of our community, from infants to families to seniors. Please note: Because of heavy community demands, the loss of grants because of the economy and recent cuts in government funding, OlyCAP beginning in 2012 was permitted to use 10 percent — 10 cents of every dollar donated — to pay for the vital programs and services for Home Fund clients. (Previously there were no deductions.) OlyCAP has kept it in the area of 8 percent to 10 percent, a fraction of the average overhead of other nonprofits. l The Home Fund is not a welfare program. Money is used to give families and individuals from Port Townsend to Forks, from Quilcene and Brinnon to Sequim, Joyce and LaPush “a hand up, not a handout” to get through an emergency situation. Assistance, which usually averages less than $100, is limited to one time in a 12-month period. The average amount of help this year has been $62.04 per person. Money from the fund is used for hot meals for seniors in Jefferson and Clallam counties; warm winter coats for kids; home repairs for a low-income family; needed prescription drugs; dental work; safe, drug-free temporary housing; eyeglasses — the list goes on and on. All instances of help are designed to get an individual or family through a crisis — and back to self-sufficiency.

Contributions are fully IRS tax-deductible. 100 percent of your caring donation goes to Olympic Community Action Programs to help children, seniors and families in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Written acknowledgment will be mailed to donors by Jan.31, 2016. Questions? Call 360-417-3500.

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Home Fund case managers often work with each individual or family to develop a plan to become financially stable — and avoid a recurrence of the emergency that prompted aid from the fund. As needed, Peninsula Home Fund contributions are often used in conjunction with money from churches, service clubs and other donors, enabling OlyCAP to stretch the value of the contribution. The goal again: “a hand up, not a handout.” l All contributions are IRS tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law for the year in which the check is written. Your personal information is kept confidential. PDN does not rent, sell, give or otherwise share your address or information with anyone or make any other use of it. Since its beginning in 1989, the fund has relied on the support of Jefferson and Clallam residents. Individuals, couples, businesses, churches, organizations and school groups set a new record for contributions in 2014 — $271,981 — smashing the old record of $268,389 set Dec. 31, 2013. As of Sept. 30, $168,364 has been spent for Home Fund grants. And as we move into winter, the toughest period of the year, all of the remaining money — $119,000 — is expected to be spent before Dec. 31.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for a Peninsula Home Fund grant, contact one of the three OlyCAP offices: l OlyCAP’s Port Angeles office is at 228 W. First St., Suite J (Armory Square Mall); 360-452-4726. For Port Angeles and Sequim area residents. l Its Port Townsend office is at 823 Commerce Loop; 360-385-2571. For Jefferson County residents. l The Forks office is at 421 Fifth Ave.; 360-374-6193. For West End residents. Leave a voice mail message at any of the three numbers, and a Home Fund caseworker will phone you back. OlyCAP’s website: www.olycap.org; email: action@olycap.org. Dale Wilson, OlyCAP’s executive director, oversees disbursements from the Peninsula Home Fund.

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TO CHOOSE LOCAL 1. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

When you purchase at locally owned businesses, more money re-circulates in the Port Angeles community. Local businesses often patronize other local businesses, service providers and farms. On average, for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, up to $70 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the community’s tax base.

2. REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINTS

Buying from a local business helps the environment by conserving energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging. More goods within walking and biking distances create less pollution and traffic congestion.

3. CREATE MORE GOOD JOBS

Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally; in our community, they provide good jobs to local residents. Studies show that on average, locally-owned businesses create more jobs, provide better wages, benefits, and working conditions than national chains.

4. INVEST IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Creativity and entrepreneurship are what fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity. The success of locally owned, independent businesses provides real-life examples to our young people, proving that they can stay in Port Angeles and prosper on their own terms.

5. CELEBRATE OUR EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY

Our one-of-a-kind, locally focused businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Port Angeles. This is another reason why we choose to shop, eat and have fun in our home town.

6. ENJOY SELECTIONS GEARED TO LOCAL TASTES AND NEEDS

To donate, write a check to “Peninsula Home Fund” and attach it to the coupon that appears on Page 16. Mail both items to Peninsula Home Fund, Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362. You can also contribute online using a credit card: Just click on https://secure.peninsuladailynews.com/homefund. If you have any questions about the fund, phone Terry Ward, PDN publisher, at 360417-3500.

Local businesses have a wider array of uniquely focused products because they buy and sell based on what they know local customers want and need, creating more relevant choices.

7. BUY FROM A PERSON, NOT FROM A SCREEN

Local business owners and employees offer more personal service because they often have a high level of expertise and passion for the products they sell. They also tend to have a greater interest in getting to know their customers who are, after all, their neighbors.

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Each year as the weather gets colder, local food banks see an increase in people needing food or goods. That need is increased even more by requests for help during the holiday season. According to food bank officials across the North Olympic Peninsula, the demand continues to grow each year. This Thanksgiving, the Port Angeles Food Bank provided 600 boxes of food to families in need. “We had to put a cap on the number of boxes this year because we had to outright buy most of our turkeys and hams, which used a substantial portion of our budget,” said Kevin Perry, warehouse manager at the Port Angeles Food Bank. Although the Port Angeles Food Bank is not distributing Christmas baskets — the Salvation Army is handling requests this year — Perry said he expects people to ask for help during Christmas because they missed the deadline to sign up for a basket. “On average, we feed close to 100 families during each of our three weekly distribution days, so that’s more than 1,000 requests each month,” Perry said. “We anticipate more people coming in asking for food this winter. Since we went through a large portion of our stock to meet Thanksgiving requests, any donation is greatly appreciated.” Sequim Food Bank officials saw an increase in the number of people seeking help at Thanksgiving and anticipate more requests at Christmas than last year. “We supplied 900 Thanksgiving boxes of food this

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year, which was an increase from the 850 boxes we provided to Sequim families last year,” said Stephen Rosales, Sequim Food Bank board president. “We are anticipating needing at least 700 boxes of food for Christmas.” Rosales said Christmas food boxes will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19, and from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 21. “There’s not a sign-up process to receive a box,” Rosales said. “People simply need to supply documentation that they live within the Sequim School District boundaries.” Making a donation can be as simple as adding a few items to a shopping cart while gathering supplies for holiday dinners and parties. Another idea is to donate non-perishable items in your pantry that you haven’t used or of which you have duplicates. “Monetary donations and gift cards to area grocery stores really help us because we can stretch a dollar further than the average shopper because of our status as a food bank,” Perry said. At all food banks, any donation is appreciated, but these items are especially sought after: canned proteins such as tuna, beans, rice, peanut butter, stews, soups or other canned meals. Fresh produce, canned pineapple, potatoes and sweet potatoes and vegetables including corn, green beans and peas are especially appreciated because they help make holiday dinners a little more special.

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Following the holidays, many food banks will be facing nearly empty shelves. Yet the need for food, especially during the winter months when seasonal layoffs are common, remains, according to food bank officials. “We are a year-round food bank and winter doesn’t end after the holidays,” Perry said. “Feeding those in need is a continuous process so restocking the food bank’s shelves is an ongoing effort.” Rosales said the Sequim Food Bank receives more donations during October, November and December than other months, which helps supply food for people in need during the holidays. “But people need to eat throughout the year so any donation after the holidays will help us restock empty shelves and continue to provide meals for those in need,” he said. Donations of non-perishable, ready-to-eat meals for homeless patrons are always needed. “We offer what we call ‘home-free’ bags more frequently to those in need and these bags feature non-perishable, shelf-stable items that do not require cooking or storage,” Perry said. Non-food items collected at many food banks include unopened dog and cat food; cat litter; opened or unopened toiletries including shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and soap; paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels; feminine hygiene products and baby diapers.

Here are a few locations and contact information for food banks on the North Olympic Peninsula: JEFFERSON COUNTY

923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene 360-765-3613 Donate from 8 a.m. to closing Thursdays or by appointment.

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Hours: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Port Hadlock 360-732-0383 Donate Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brinnon Food Bank

Hours: Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101, Brinnon Donate Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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Hours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101 360-765-3321 Donate Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coyle Food Bank

Hours: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hope Food Bank

Hours: Every second and fourth Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon. 16693 state Highway 112, Clallam Bay 360-963-2424 Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for distribution 402 S. Valley St., Port Angeles or P.O. Box 1885 360-452-8568 Donate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sequim Food Bank

Hours: Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 144 W. Alder St., Sequim 360-683-1205

Forks Community Food Bank Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 181 Bogachiel Way, Forks 360-640-8211 Donations can also be made by appointment

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