Whatcom County Food Banks

We are a hub for our region, feeding hungry families throughout Whatcom County.

There is a network of nearly 20 food bank and meal programs in Whatcom and San Juan Counties and we help all of them feed their neighbors.

Lynden, Everson, and Lopez Island all have food banks. In fact, most towns in our region have a food bank that needs our support.

Each year, our warehouse receives, stores, and redistributes more than 2 million pounds of food to our hunger fighting partners across the region. That’s enough food to fill up 5 semi-trucks every single month!

Each week, our food bank receives at least two semi-trucks loaded with food for us and food banks across Whatcom and San Juan Counties. When they are ready for it, we share it with them and they share it with hungry families in their town. This redistribution work takes staffing, space, and equipment. We are happy to do it because we believe Hunger is Unacceptable—everywhere.

Join us in our fight to end hunger

At Bellingham Food Bank

Nearly 20% of Bellingham’s residents regularly visit our food bank. Hard to believe, but it’s true. Check out how we feed our neighbors and learn how you can join the fight. Nobody should be hungry in Bellingham.

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Food Resources

Need food? Want to apply for food stamps? Looking for a meal program? Learn about many of the hunger relief programs that can help you or your neighbor.

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Satellite Food Banks

We are working hard to increase our accessibility to hungry Bellingham families. Thanks to support from Whatcom Community Foundation, we distribute food weekly at Alderwood and Cordata elementary schools. Same great food, just at different locations.

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Board & Staff

Meet the group of people who help make Bellingham Food Bank work. Learn a little about the Board of Directors and staff. We are a diverse group but all of us are passionate about fighting hunger and even a little bit interesting—at least we think so.

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