A Community Helping Their Community
Did you know that last year the West Seattle Food Bank distributed 1.38 million pounds of food & spent $150,000 on food purchases?
The West Seattle Food Bank has several programs to assist individuals and families with emergency and supportive services. Fueled by our Food Rescue Program, Community Food Drives and Individual Fund Donations, The West Seattle Food Bank, through our Distribution process provides 1.38 million pounds of nutritious food, baby food, pet food, diapers, and hygiene supplies to over 9,200 individuals including 3,400 children and 1,238 seniors on a yearly basis. The West Seattle Food Bank provides 170 grocery bags of food through our Home Delivery Program to elderly and disabled homebound clients who are unable to visit the food bank while our Off-Site Programs provide food and hygiene supplies for the West Seattle Senior Center and Skate Church, an outreach program targeting homeless youth.To learn more about our food services, visit the Food Distribution and Operations and Home Delivery pages.
Did you know that the West Seattle Food Bank distributed over $318,000 worth of baby supplies last year?
Our Baby and Child Corner supports parents with children by providing supplies, furniture, car seats strollers, clothing and toys for children up to 10 years of age. To learn more about our services for children visit the Baby Corner page.
Did you know the West Seattle Food Bank distributed over 5,500 books, including 2,230 children’s books last year?
The Bookcase Program provides food bank clients the opportunity to take home and keep re-cycled books donated from local bookstores and individuals donors. To learn more about donating books visit the Bookcase page.
Did you know that the West Seattle Food Bank provides weekend bags to school children?
Our Backpack Program provides grocery bags of nutritious & kid friendly food to over 100 youth who attend West Seattle elementary and middle schools to ensure they don’t go hungry over the weekend.
We would not be able to provide all of these services if we were not actively supported by our Volunteer Program which provided over 260 volunteers an opportunity to contribute nearly 15,000 hours of voluntary service in 2013.