Mission: To provide food security and community connections to our neighbors in need.
Target demographics: families with food insecurity and other needed services
Direct beneficiaries per year: 12,700 individuals
Geographic areas served: West Seattle
Programs: The west seattle food bank (wsfb) is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing food security and community connections to our neighbors in need. Wsfb distributes food, baby food, baby supplies, books and other items to low-income residents of west seattle. In the fiscal year ending june 30, 2019, wsfb provided food and other basic necessities to families in need 69,392 times. We distributed over 1. 97 million pounds of food, and $203,000 worth of baby supplies were distributed to families in need. Our backpack program provided weekend food to children in need over 13,500 times during the year, and our mobile food bank provided groceries to elderly and disabled individuals over 9,000 times during the year.
West Seattle provides a wide variety of food adults and babies. The volunteers treat everyone with respect and each person who gives of their time there leaves with a feeling of accomplishment. Not only do they provide food, they have a Baby Pantry on site to help needy parents get the essential items for their child, like diapers, car seats, clothes etc...they work with Westside Baby to provide these items. West Seattle food bank is rewarding place to give of your time.
I have volunteered for 3 years with the West Seattle Food Bank. The staff and fellow volunteers are gracious and warm people. Many volunteers have been there for years and years. They are happy to help as it shows on the client's faces. We are grateful for the abundance coming from the community to support such a worthy cause.
It gives me a warm feeling being a volunteer at the West Seattle Food Bank.