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White Center Food Bank

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Hunger
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Seniors

Location

10829 8th Avenue SouthwestSeattle, WA 98146 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION Our mission is to minimize hunger while nourishing community, nurturing self-reliance, and embracing our rich cultural diversity. La misión del Banco de Comida de White Center es minimizare hambre, mientras alimentamos la comunidad, fomentamos confianza en uno mismo y abrazamos nuestra rica diversidad cultural. Sứ mệnh của White Center Food Bank là giảm đói, trong khi nuôi dưỡng cộng đồng, nâng cao tính tự lập và bảo vệ sự đa dạng phong phú của các dân tộc. Продовольственного Банка Белого Центра- свести голод до минимума и в тоже время способствовать развитию местногообщества,воспитывать самостоятельность и

Description

White Center Food Bank provides food access to Washington state residents for no fee. COVID-19 severely altered our daily operations, resulting in a need for more volunteers to support our work than we had needed before (by pivoting to outside food distribution). We continue to operate in our new, pandemic-safe model, and see the high need from our community continue.

The White Center Food Bank began in the mid-1970’s as an emergency response to assist struggling families and individuals in the greater White Center and Highline areas during a major economic downturn. Much like today, many in the community were facing difficult economic conditions that left them in need of food resources.

In 1982 the White Center Emergency Food Association was formally incorporated and is today known as the White Center Food Bank, serving 57,989 individuals (19,569 families) in 2017. Current programs include daytime and seniors-only food distributions; a mobile food bank for seniors and disabled clients; a Baby Pantry for diapers and formula; culturally relevant food grown onsite; cultural foods buying program; and grocery rescue. Intake services are provided in five languages, and all written materials are provided in six languages.

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