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Tacoma: “Community conversation” about East Side food bank reset for tonight

Post by Lewis Kamb / The News Tribune on March 3, 2011 at 11:11 am |
March 3, 2011 11:15 am

Tacoma City Councilman Marty Campbell will facilitate a “community conversation” tonight about “the short and long term goals of how food delivery services are provided in the McKinley Hill and East Side neighborhood.”

The event, prompted by the controversial operations of an East Side food bank — Eloise’s Cooking Pot, founded by lawyer/activist Ahndrea Blue — is scheduled to take place at McKinley Elementary School, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

(The TNT has written and opined much about the controversy, here, here and here).

Here’s part of what an email notice from Campbell says about tonight’s event:

Councilmember Campbell and City staff are hoping we can facilitate a meeting where the community – from all points of view – can come together and discuss what best practices can be put into place for the McKinley Neighborhood to be Safe, Clean and Attractive while property owners and business owners engage in activities that build a strong community.

This will be a non-partisan forum where all voices will be heard and respected.

Campbell had initially organized the event to take place Feb. 23, but rescheduled it due to recent snowfalls.

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