Friday, December 21, 2012
Food Bank at Noon
At the noon lunch hour I witnessed a long line of people stretching down South King Street beneath I-5. There's a food bank at South King and 10th Avenue that serves the Asian community. Whenever I return from a trip to the post office at lunch I walk up King Street and I frequently see people waiting in line. The food bank is a modular structure surrounded by a high chainlink fence. There is a gate manned by one or two attendants. People seem to be admitted individually. And when a person returns she or he will be carrying a plastic shopping bag filled with produce which often times she or he will pick through and clean squatting right there in the gutter along King Street.