Bellingham Food Bank believes Black Lives Matter.
We recognize that structural racism benefits the dominant white culture and disadvantages people of color.
We believe that hunger is unacceptable and that racism is interwoven in our food system and is a root cause of hunger.
We must work for racial justice and equity. Bellingham Food Bank is committed to doing work to be an anti-racist organization.
We will educate ourselves and our community about structural racism. We will listen to people of color. We will be the strongest allies and advocates we can be.

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.


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
  • Also accepting baby diapers, all sizes appreciated!

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

Victory Garden Guidelines

Other Food Resources

Food & Meal Guide-Updated 7/14

Home Delivery Options


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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