That was the question Danny Holmes posted to his friend, Cody Fairweather, who helped found the local branch of Lake Roosevelt People First. A self-advocacy group founded by and for people with disÂ¬abilities, the organization supports and educates people to speak for themselves, make their own decisions, contribute to their community and become community leaders.
At the Colville School Board meeting on April 24, the board unanimously passed a motion that entailed not renewing a contract with their food supplierâ€”Southwest Foodsâ€”and opting instead to depend on local suppliers for their food sources in the future.
The board agreed that buying local foods would promote quality meals as well as lessen the overall cost inherent in contracting with food suppliers. It will also allow more control over the food served.