By R.V. Baugus
Longtime IAVM member Greg Flakus worked with the largest food pantry in Clark County Fish of Vancouver and helped them secure a much needed grant of $50,000 from a local foundation.
Flakus, who has served as the Capital Campaign Chair when they raised $1.6 million dollars to buy their own building in 2016, worked with a local family foundation, The Firstenburg Foundation, to make the request for funding.
The funds will be used to install a much needed new phone system for the organization, purchase a new pallet jack, and install a new donor tracking system for the organization.
Fish of Vancouver recently celebrated its 50th year of serving hungry families in Clark County. Last year they served more than 2,400 needy families and handed out over 3 million pounds of food to these families.