205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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The Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee (BOHAC) is pleased to announce that the APOYO Food Bank will be awarded the 2019 annual Kittitas County Public Health Champion Award. The award is in recognition of their work to provide food, recycled clothing and furniture to the community. The award will be presented during the Kittitas County Board of Health meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 10:00 am in the Commissioners’ Auditorium of the Kittitas County Courthouse. The meeting, located at 205 W 5th Avenue, Ellensburg is open to the public.
APOYO (Allied People Offering Year-Round Outreach) provides culturally sensitive food, clothing, household items, and other outreach services to a diverse population. Open twice a week, there is no restriction on the number of times clients can take food. Volunteers have consistently extended hours as needed. No personal data is collected and no one is turned away. In emergency situations, volunteers deliver food. APOYO also offers opportunities to volunteer, earn community service hours, and to interact with diverse populations in an educational setting.
“We felt that APOYO deserved this year’s award because of their ongoing dedication to serving those in need,” according to Andrew Lyons, BOHAC Chair. “They are an all-volunteer organization that has continuously gone the extra mile to ensure people receive the most basic elements of public health – food and clothing.”
Six other nominations for the award were received this year, and BOHAC wants to recognize the other nominees for their contributions to the health of the community:
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.