It’s hard to believe that in the land of plenty, so many families go hungry. In Whatcom county, fresh food is everywhere. And yet for many families, food is hard—if not impossible—to come by. We’re putting an end to this.

For the past 45 years, we have served as a hub, connecting our neighbors and emergency food providers with a steady supply of nutritious groceries, fresh food and a smile.

COVID-19 Updated Operations

 

Folks may visit once per week and may choose among all locations which they visit. They will join a car queue and when it’s their turn, volunteers will provide a pre-packed food box without requiring person to person contact. There will be a bike or walk-up option as well. Pick up for up to 2 families, no paperwork required.

DRIVE UP HOW TO’S


Dates, Times and Locations

Tuesdays | 1-4 pm
Shuksan Middle School Parking Lot, 2717 Alderwood Ave

Wednesdays | 3-6 pm
Christ the King Church Parking Lot, 4173 Meridian St

Thursdays | 1-4 pm
Civic Athletic Complex, 1355 Civic Field Way


Bellingham Food Bank is seeking specific items to support drive-up food distribution efforts. The following items will be accepted at the Bellingham Food Bank warehouse location:

  • Canned food preferred
  • Peanut butter/other nut butters
  • Dry beans, rice, and pasta: under 2 lb containers

Please, no glass containers or oversized containers. No perishables without appointment.


Other Food Resources

Food & Meal Guide-Updated 5/18

Home Delivery Options

Volunteer

We rely on our force of over 200 volunteers to achieve our goal of providing high quality groceries to Bellingham families. Volunteering at the food bank will give you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things, and serve your community.

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Food Resources

Do you need free groceries? Need a hot meal? Here are some resources and information about all the food banks and meal programs in Whatcom County.

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Donate

Donating money to Bellingham Food Bank helps feed hungry people here in Whatcom County. It’s as simple as that.

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