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Meal deliveries scaled back

— With the Pateros community feeding its own and few people turning out in rural communities, emergency workers have scaled back food delivery programs to only Twisp and Winthrop.

According to Okanogan Emergency Operations Center coordinator Linda Pierce, the American Red Cross and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief will provide 250 meals for each breakfast, lunch and dinner in Twisp and Winthrop.

“Food will be delivered at the Twisp Community Center and The Winthrop Barn,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Pateros community has come together to collect enough food and water to feed its own displaced residents. Those meals are being served at City Hall.

Food service is being discontinued in Methow, Carlton and Mazama because very few displaced residents turned out for today’s meals or asked for assistance, Pierce said.

On Monday, the Red Cross will provide breakfast from about 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The meal will be breakfast bars and beverages.

After that, Southern Baptist volunteers will take over with a hot meal service for residents living in areas without power. That breakfast will be served at Brewster High School in Brewster and Liberty Bell High School between Winthrop and Twisp.

Lunch will be generally from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Those meals will be served at the Twisp Community Center and The Winthrop Barn.

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