Food bank in Twisp sees surge in need If there is one thing that keeps Glenn Schmekel up at night during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the thought of people in the Methow Valley fearing that they will not have enough to eat. Of course, Schmekel is also worried about the virus spreading and infecting […]
Two traditional Methow Valley programs are gearing up their volunteer efforts to make the holidays happier for local residents. Here’s information about how to take part, or to help out: Methow Valley Manger Mall Preregistration is required and registration forms are distributed at all the local schools or at The Cove in Twisp during normal […]
The Cove has launched its annual fundraising campaign to generate sponsors for the “Friday Food Program” that provides Methow Valley School District students in need of food during the school year weekends. The Cove is seeking 120 individual, corporate and/or organizational sponsors for the program. The cost to sponsor one child for the entire school […]
The phone rings and Glenn Schmekel picks up.
“Yes, we have a queen mattress here,” he says. “Do you have a truck or a way to come pick it up?”
Ten minutes later a man named “Skinny,” the caller’s neighbor it turns out, walks in the door and …
Social-service agencies across the country try to get a handle on the number of people without stable housing — more commonly characterized as homeless — in an annual count during the last week in January. But that count most likely underestimates the number of homeless people in Okanogan County.
People without stable housing typically resort to couch-surfing during the winter, staying with friends or family until they’ve worn out their welcome.
But for some people, even in sub-zero temperatures, living in a car is the best — or only — option.
Bruce and Angela …
Four hundred sixty-seven people in the Methow Valley got the fixings for a special holiday meal last weekend — plus staples to help them through the next few months — from Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) …
Two traditional Methow Valley programs are gearing up their volunteer efforts to make the holidays happier for local residents. Here’s information about how to take part, or to help out. Manger Mall Parents or guardians from Mazama to Methow who need assistance providing holiday gifts for their children can pre-register and then purchase one new […]
The Winthrop Music Association, the nonprofit organization that presents the annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, reported that it has made donations to several organizations from the festival’s 2016 proceeds. They include: • The Cove Food Bank in Twisp, $3,750. • The Washington Blues Society Musician Relief Program, $500. • The Methow Valley School District […]
The Cove will celebrate its 18th anniversary with an open house on April 21, with free hot dogs and desserts at the food bank on Glover Street in Twisp. The event is from noon-4 p.m. “Come in for a free meal and say hello,” Executive Director Glenn Schmekel said. During its 18th year of operation, […]