There are over 10,000 individuals in West Seattle that live below the federal poverty level. The cost of living in Seattle is 49% higher than the national average which means many of our working families are seriously struggling to make ends meet.

2017 WSFB Statistics

  • We distribute over 1.8 million pounds of food and spent $320,000 on purchased food.
  • 10,000 individuals, including 3,400 children and 1,500 seniors, in need of food and services counted on the WSFB at some time during the year.
  • We delivered food weekly to the homes of approximately 250 elderly and disabled individuals not able to make it to the food bank through our Mobile Food Bank Services.
  • Our Backpack Program provided school children at risk of hunger over the weekend with 11,425 packs of six kid-friendly meals weekly through 13 West Seattle schools.
  • Our Pet Pantry distributed 15,000 pounds of pet food and accessories to clients to take care of their furry friends. 
  • $225,000 worth of baby food, formula, diapers, car seats, strollers, furniture, toys, clothing and other accessories were distributed to parents of infants and toddlers through our Baby and Child Corner.
  • Our Community Connections Program helps the families we serve access additional information and services from dozens of partner organizations.
  • Our Bookcase provided 9,640 books to the children and adults we serve to encourage healthy reading habits.
  • 513 volunteers donated 27,700 hours of service to the food bank through our Volunteer Program.  This would be equivalent to 13.5 full time employees!