No one chooses to be hungry. The families we serve depend on us and we depend on you to help serve them. Together we can make a difference in the lives of struggling individuals, seniors and families with children.Elizabeth Durand, SCFB Director
Food & Supplies Donations
Along with food items, we will happily accept: Baby Diapers and wipes; Adult Diapers; Personal Hygiene Items; Household Cleaning Products; Homemade or purchased masks; Disinfectant; Paper and Plastic Grocery Bags; Produce Bags; Canvas or Nylon Bags; Pet food; and fresh grown produce from your gardens.
Donations welcome during operating hours:
- M, W, Th, F 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
What can you donate?
- We gladly accept your freshly grown produce; beans, lettuce, potatoes, squash, zucchini, etc.
- If you would like to tailor your donation to fit a specific need please consider:
- Infants and children
-Diapers, formula and food. If you have an open bag of diapers from a baby transitioning into a larger size, we will happily put them to use.
-Help provide for our client’s four-legged family members. Open bags of dry food are fine because we re-portion the food into pet friendly servings.
- Infants and children
- Our clients are in need of more than food alone. Donations of toiletries like toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper and feminine products help supply their basic everyday needs.
- In addition to food, please consider donating items for the everyday operations of the Food Bank. Office supplies (especially 3 x 3 yellow post-it notes), printer paper, cleaning supplies and coloring books for our children’s activity room are needed. Small paper bags and produce bags will be put to good use by our dedicated produce team who sort and repackage bulk items into family size servings.
- We are always in need of plastic grocery bags so clients can take their groceries home. Over the course of one week we can go through 800 bags.
- Although we are not able to accept clothing, Christ the King Community Church (360) 568-7271 provides clothing to people in need.
Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions (360) 568-7993.
The Snohomish Community Food Bank operates solely through the generosity of our donors. Your generosity goes much further than you can imagine. If we are low on food, donated funds offer us significant purchasing power with our grocery partners to supplement our supply. With the economy taking a toll on many of our friends and neighbors, the numbers of families we serve has jumped dramatically in the past four years. We are so grateful for every gift that comes into the Food Bank and we thank you for your support! Your donation will begin helping people today.
Checks can be mailed to:
Snohomish Community Food Bank
P. O. Box 1364
Snohomish, WA 98291
Checks, cash, or gift cards can be delivered to the food bank at:
1330 Ferguson Park Road
Snohomish, WA 98290
Online donations are now being accepted through Thrivent Financial’s online giving platform:
The Snohomish Community Food Bank is a 501c3 non-profit corporation (EIN # 91-1334772).
In 2019, with generous contributions from our community, we were able to:
- Feed, on average, 200 families each week, just over 23,500 individuals
- Offer shuttle service to our clients who have no transportation
- Deliver groceries to clients who are homebound due to age and/or disability
- Give homeless high school students groceries for the weekend through our Food-2-Go program
- Distribute Pre-Pack Bags (homeless groceries) to our clients who don’t have access to regular cooking facilities
- Supply weekly Infant Bags of formula, cereal and diapers
- Support meal programs at Community Kitchen, the Snohomish Senior Center and the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club
- Provide meals to guests staying at the Snohomish Cold Weather Shelter
- Maintain and repair our trucks and appliances
If you would like to direct your donation to a specific program, please indicate on the memo line of your check. Unspecified donations will be applied to the Food Bank Operations Fund. Learn about specific programs here.
The Food Bank Operations Fund
This fund supports our food distribution programs and day to day operations of the Snohomish Community Food Bank. We are a non-profit organization concerned for the welfare of people within our community. With dignity and respect, we serve all residents in need who live within the Snohomish School District boundaries. However, no hungry individual or family will ever be turned away on their first visit regardless of residency. We graciously provide emergency food assistance and refer them to the food bank serving their community.
In Honor of, or Memorial Gifts
A donation made in honor of, or in memory of, is a wonderful way to recognize someone special in your life and a caring way to show your support.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers match donations made to non-profit organizations. Most of these programs will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar, doubling your gift-giving. Check with your employer to see if they can make your donation go even further.
The Snohomish Community Food Bank runs on the grace and energy of our volunteers. Over 130 people give their time every month to operate the building and services. We are open Monday through Friday with volunteers maintaining all of the daily tasks. Whether you are interested in sorting donations, stocking shelves, driving our grocery food rescue trucks or helping distribute food directly to our clients, there is something for you.
Below is a list of volunteer opportunities. If you would like to be a part of our team, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to email@example.com or stop by the Food Bank to see us in action.
Sort, check expiration dates and stock bread and pastries for our client food distribution days.
Days: Monday 9:30 am – 11:30 am or Thursday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
General office work: answer phones, filing and computer data entry.
Days: Tuesday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm or Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Assist serving groceries to families who visit the Food Bank. Must be able to stand for 2 – 4 hours at a time and be kind yet firm. We’ll provide lunch or dinner!
Days: Tuesday 2:45 pm – 6:15 pm or Friday 9:45 am – 1:15 pm
We like to provide a meal for volunteers as a way of saying thank-you for donating their time and energy. As a cook, you will prepare nutritious meals for volunteers working through lunch or dinner. We have a full kitchen and access to the food needed for meals. Must have a Food Handler’s Card.
Days: Monday through Friday, hours vary
Cooler and/or Freezer Coordinator
Sort and organize perishable food in our walk-in cooler and/or freezer and stock floor units. In addition, you will help develop distribution menus based on inventory.
Days: Monday, Wednesday or Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
If you have the drive, we have the truck. We coordinate with local grocery stores to pick up the food they donate. Volunteers drive Food Bank vehicles, collect donated food and off-load it at the Food Bank. Must be at least 21 with a valid Driver’s License and clean driving record.
Days: Monday through Friday, usually morning hours, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, but some runs go later.
Schedule yourself for flexibility! Come in on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9:00 am – noon and float through the Food Bank getting assignments as per our need for the day.
Happiness is a clean kitchen. Assist with organizing cupboards, cleaning dishes and counter tops and keeping a tidy refrigerator.
Days: Monday through Friday, hours vary
Sort and inspect fresh produce to ensure clients receive quality fruits and vegetables.
Days: Tuesday or Friday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you like to organize? Help sort donations, check expiration dates and keep our backroom in order.
Days: Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Help out at food drives and fundraisers. Days and times vary.
A Heartfelt Thank-you to our Volunteers!
Here’s to our volunteers, the dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay. Without complaint, you give long uncompensated hours and we thank you. Words cannot convey our gratitude for your tremendous contribution. Because of your many hours of hard work, we are able serve the children, families and seniors who need our help. You have touched the lives of so many in our community. Your enthusiasm and purpose are the essence of volunteerism. No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.
Garden Produce – Plant a Row Campaign
There is no such thing as too much zucchini. We gladly accept your freshly grown produce; beans, lettuce, potatoes, squash, zucchini etc. Plant an extra row next year and help provide nutritious meal options for our clients.
Learn more about the Snohomish Conservation District’s Plant A Row campaign.
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