If you stop by Espresso Yourself, a coffee and sandwich shop in Fircrest, Washington, be sure to ask for the Fair Scone – even if it’s not during the county fair. “We sell more than 20,000 Fair Scones during the year,” says owner Bryce Kalland, “in fact they’ve become so popular we have to sell them year-round!”

That popularity has in many ways been the saving grace for Kalland and team. “We’ve been fortunate to be able to stay open and keep layoffs to a minimum,” he says. “Still, it has led to such a feeling of instability for us and everyone in the community.”

Wanting to help the community that continues to support them, Kalland and team is partnering with Columbia Bank’s Pass It On Project. They have chosen to help a local agency to serve up nutritious meals to those in need and Columbia Bank is paying the bill. “We are passing it on to the Nourish Pierce County Food Drive,” says Kalland. “They support 23 active food banks, and with Columbia Bank’s help, we are going to do what we can to help people in our area.”