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Kristy Athens, founder of Genuine Wallowa County Provisions, announced recently that the business has donated $211 to Community Connection for 2020.

ENTERPRISE — Genuine Wallowa County Provisions, a local food delivery service, pledged when it launched in June to donate $1 of every sale to the food pantries in Wallowa and Enterprise.

Founder Kristy Athens reported recently that she has sent Community Connection a total of $211 for 2020.

“I feel like this really helps us come full circle,” Athens said in a press release. “Our friends and neighbors provide terrific food, then GWC Provisions delivers it to people who feel strongly about supporting local growers and having access to high-quality, sustainably grown groceries, and then together we help those who are struggling to put food on the table.”

GWC Provisions works with local producers including Backyard Gardens, Stangel Bison Ranch, Hawkins Sisters Ranch, Prairie Creek Farm and others, as well as sourcing food that isn’t available in the county, such as cheese from Umapine Creamery in Milton-Freewater and seafood from Tre-Fin Day Boat Tuna in Ilwaco, Washington.

It is also expanding to support local restaurants by offering their signature items, such as baked goods from Vali’s Alpine Restaurant and Terminal Gravity’s bottled dressings.

GWC Provisions delivers to all residences and lodging within a 5-mile range of Highway 82, from the head of the lake to Wallowa.

Membership is available, which entitles one to early access to the weekly offerings, free delivery and other perks.

Genuine Wallowa County showcases handmade items from Wallowa County artisans via curated gift and subscription boxes. GWC Provisions delivers local food within Wallowa County.

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