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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Tahnee Runions, volunteer for Feeding our Friends, prepares free meals for hungry residents of the Pullman community, Oak Pullman, Feb. 22

Local restaurant addresses food insecurity in the community

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor March 1, 2022

Oak on Main revived the Feeding Our Friends program Feb. 8, providing free meals for the Pullman community every Tuesday from 4-6 p.m.  Michael Byrne, co-owner of the restaurant, said he and Frank...

Alana Inlow, CAC board member and WSU sociology doctoral candidate, said a big obstacle with establishing a homeless shelter in Pullman is lack of exposure to the crises.

‘We’re all one bad day away from being homeless’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER April 22, 2021

*Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show the Family Promise of the Palouse warming shelter was unable to remain operational, not the Community Action Center's. Homelessness affects people...

Students can request food, safe-sex supplies and sanitary products in their go-bag for pickup or delivery.

Food pantry, go-bags available to students during winter break

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

Students struggling with food insecurity will have in-person access to WSU’s Office for Access and Opportunity Food Pantry, and can also request go-bags for pickup or delivery over winter break.  The...

“Kicking & Screaming,” starring Will Ferrell, will be shown Nov. 6 outside of the Evangelical Free Church of the Palouse. Tickets cost $20 per car.

Sport management students to host drive-in movie for Pullman community

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 30, 2020

A group of sport management students are hosting a drive-in movie as part of their capstone class. All proceeds will be donated to the Community Action Center’s food bank. “Having volunteered at...

Women*s Center Director Amy Sharp said the center supports underrepresented voices and encourages students in their learning.

Guide: Local resources change due to COVID-19

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief August 17, 2020

The availability of resources for students on and off-campus changed slightly due to COVID-19. These resources include academic counseling, food assistance and housing support. Office of the Dean of...

Community Action Center Executive Director Jeff Guyett said CAC worked with the county to allocate $80,000 from the Community Development Block Grant for small businesses.

Application available for small businesses to receive aid amid COVID-19

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 17, 2020

The Community Action Center is accepting applications for its second round of microenterprise grants. CAC Executive Director Jeff Guyett said the microenterprise grants come from the Community Development...

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC received a $270,000 grant to help pay for motel rooms, which will be used by positive COVID-19 individuals who need to quarantine.

Free quarantine housing available to Pullman, Colfax residents with COVID-19

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 10, 2020

As students return this fall, a local nonprofit is working to address the need for quarantine facilities that use funding from the state. Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said...

The Community Action Center is giving residents free cloth masks. Masks are required to be worn while in public, according to a statewide order.

Community food bank offers free masks to residents

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 8, 2020

The Community Action Center will be distributing 12,000 free cloth masks to the community. CAC is located at 350 Fairmount Drive and distribution will occur from now until masks run out. Individuals...

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said small business owners can apply for Whitman County and Community Action Centers Community Development Block Grant until June 4.

Small business grant to fund multiple businesses

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 3, 2020

The deadline for the Whitman County and Community Action Center's Community Development Block Grant has been extended to June 4.  Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said the...

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC will remain open during regular business hours.

Food bank changes distribution methods

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2020

Pullman’s Community Action Center (CAC) is staying open to the public, but staff is taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Community Food Bank is shifting its curbside...

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