Victory Gardens

Your excess becomes another’s bounty.

During World War II, Victory Gardens were a way for everyday folks to help with the war effort. We are using that same idea to help the hunger relief effort in Whatcom County today. Most people garden for the joy of it and eat the fruits (and veggies) of their labor. Most home gardeners have excess—we want it! All of it. (We even want your zucchini.) Bring a basket or bag of fresh food to us and we’ll see that it’s put to good use.

More than 50% of our clients are children and seniors. They need your excess produce to remain healthy and strong. When you grow more than you can use, we’ll 

happily take it off your hands.

Small Potatoes Gleaning

Small Potatoes Gleaning Project works with local farms to recover vegetables that would be plowed back into the ground. Volunteers glean more than 200,000 pounds of produce each year and deliver to more than two dozen food banks and meal programs across Whatcom County.

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Food Bank Fresh

By partnering with local famers in the Winter, we get a bounty of fresh food, at very reasonable prices, in the Spring and Summer. It’s a win-win.

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Grocery Rescue

Food waste is an issue that contributes to hunger, and we applaud our local food retailers for their efforts to reduce their waste. The majority of what gets rescued by the Food Bank ends up with families, but even the items that are no longer fit for human consumption help to create compost and feed livestock, in…

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Milk Money

35 percent of food bank clients are children, and fresh milk is an essential component of growing children’s diets. Our Milk Money program enlists groups to raise some of the funds needed for monthly milk purchases.

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This program enlists sponsors to collect baby food or funds to purchase baby food and formula so our smallest and most vulnerable clients get fed.

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Garden Project

This program recruits volunteers to build small, raised-bed gardens for low-income individuals and families. We provide all the necessary materials and these gardens generate great food and so much more.

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Food Drives

A food drive can be a wonderful thing! But not all food drives are created equal. Read these tips and tricks to make sure your food drive is a smashing success.

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