The Holidays are just around the corner and that means we are gearing up for our busiest time of year. With your support, last year we were able to serve 458 families for Thanksgiving and 412 families for Christmas. A grand total of 59,588 pounds of food was distributed! If you would like to join us in our mission this Holiday season, please consider pledging a food donation, making a monetary donation or volunteering at one of our Holiday events. To learn more, we are here Monday through Friday to cheerfully answer your questions, 360-568-7993 or email@example.com. Families are encouraged to volunteer on Saturdays to help us prepare; please contact SCFBstudents@gmail.com to sign-up. Thank you Snohomish, your support means so much to so many in our community.
If you are in need of Holiday food assistance, let us help you make your Holiday season special! We offer a wide variety of seasonal meal options including turkey, ham, potatoes, cranberries, rolls, even pies and cocoa*.
- Our Thanksgiving food events will be held November 24th and 25th
- Our Christmas food events will be held December 22nd and 23rd
It is by appointment only so please come by the Food Bank during our regular food distribution hours to sign-up. If you are an existing client who has visited the Food Bank at least 3 times since July 1st, appointment sign-up begins October 28th. Open enrollment begins November 11th. We look forward to seeing you!
*availability may change
The local growing season flourished during this Summers incredible weather and the Food Bank received a record 24,460 pounds from the bountiful harvest. Professional farms and home gardeners alike dropped off box after box of pears, plums, kale, zucchini, beans and tomatoes just to name a few. Fresh fruits and vegetables are one of our clients most sought after food options so to all the growers who donated, thank you for your labor and generosity!
A special thank-you to the Bailey Farm and Jerry Stansberry for the land dedicated for the Martha Perry Community Garden; the countless hours of growing and gleaning fresh produce and the many pounds of food delivered to our Food Bank.
Only 5 percent of plastic grocery bags are recycled. Instead of going to a landfill, Marcia LaBossiere has made it her mission to fill a need instead. Using a technique called “plarn” (plastic yarn), she constructs ground mats for the homeless. They are light weight, waterproof and provide cushion for the hard surfaces that the homeless sleep on every night. Each colorful mat takes an average of 500 bags and 25 hours to lovingly create. Marcia’s donation of 12 mats will make a big difference for the homeless in our community. We are so thankful for her innovation and dedication to help those in need.
We would like to thank Amy Nile and the Everett Herald for featuring the Snohomish Cold Weather Shelter in a recent article.
The mission of the Snohomish Cold Weather Shelter is to provide a warm, safe shelter during freezing weather for those who are homeless. Open November through February, the Snohomish Evangelical Free Church will host an overnight shelter for up to 20 people when the temperature drops to 32 degrees and below.
Supplies and volunteers are needed! Donations of mats, blankets, cleaning supplies, meal and snack items, pet crates and toiletries top the list. Another principle need is a trailer for storing the supplies.
Supply donations can be dropped off at the Food Bank, 1330 Ferguson Park Rd. To volunteer, please call 425-220-2217. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to the Snohomish Community Food Bank with Snohomish Cold Weather Shelter on the memo line or use our secure donation page.
Thank you for supporting the Snohomish Cold Weather Shelter.