Get Food

Bellingham Food Bank provides free food in Bellingham and Whatcom County. We have three main programs where we serve up to 5,000 household visits a week by community members. There are no proof of address, or ID requirements. Stop by the Free Grocery Program at 1824 Ellis St to check us out and say hi!

Free Grocery Program

1824 Ellis St, Bellingham WA

Monday 10 – 6
Wednesday 10 – 6
Friday 10 – 6

It’s like a free grocery store
Visit up to 3 days a week
No ID or mail required
Pick up for up to 2 households

What can I get?
Produce, Frozen Meat, Milk,
Eggs, Some Canned Goods,
Diapers, Baby Formula, Menstrual Supplies.

Drive Through

4173 Meridian St, Bellingham WA

Tuesday 3 – 6

CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES:
we are making a new reservation system starting May 21st.

4 types of boxes:
Basic
Latin American
Gluten Free
Vegan

Home Delivery

Sign up for delivery
If you can’t visit the Free Grocery Program or Drive Through.

Friday 9 – 3

Get a box delivered to your house
1 time/week OR every other week

This Program is Full, but you can sign up for the waitlist here.

You can choose which box type you want and also update your choice later.


Partner Services

Check out these Partner Services below where we collaborate with other organizations to support their work.

Agape Food Bank


516 Main St, Lynden WA

Estacional | Junio a Agosto
Cada Miércoles 10:00 – 6:00

Enfocado en trabajadores agrícolas,
y la communidad indígena y latina.
Elige qué alimentos le gustaría
Todo es gratis
No se necesita identificación

¿Que Se Ofrece?
Comida fresca y comida no perecedera,
pañales, productos higiénicos,
y libros para niños.

Patrocinado por Agape Service Project

FARMacia


4455 Cordata Parkway, Bellingham WA

Tuesday 12:00

Starts at noon and ends when food is gone
Walk up line in front of the building
No check in, No ID required
Pick up a box and extra produce.

What can I get?
Produce, Milk, Eggs,
Pre-Packed Box from Bellingham Food Bank:
Basic OR Latin American Box


Run by Sea Mar Community Health





More Food Resources

There are More Food Resources in our area including hot meals, neighborhood pantries, and other food banks where you might find support. The resources listed below are not endorsed by Bellingham Food Bank, This information was last updated on 9/2023. There is no guarantee any of the information provided below is accurate because it may have changed without us knowing. Much of this can be found in the Whatcom Asset Building Coalition resource guide here in English and en Español.

Have updates to give about these resources? Please send an email to stephanies@bellinghamfoodbank.org

BellinghamInterfaith’s CAST (Coffee and Sandwiches Together)
Arch of Healing and Reconciliation
Behind the downtown Bellingham Library
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Base Camp
1530 Cornwall Ave
Daily Meals: 7:15 am, 12:00 pm, 4:30 pm

Bellingham Community Meal
Assumption Gym: 2116 Cornwall Ave.
Last Saturday of each month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maple Alley Inn
Faith Lutheran: 2750 McLeod Road
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Southside Community Meal
1720 Harris Ave
3rd Sunday of the month
January – May & September – November
FerndaleSoup & Coffee with Faith Bible
5702 3rd Ave, Ferndale
Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
LyndenLynden Community & Senior Center
401 Grover St, Lynden
It costs $6.00 per meal. All ages welcome.
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Northwest Indian CollegeNWIC Community Food Pantry
NWIC Building 13, Near Eagles Market
Thursdays 12:00 – 3:00
Meal kits and groceries
Book appointments with Kathy Humphries at khumphreys@nwic.edu
Contact Patrick Doran at pdoran@nwic.edu with questions.
Whatcom Community CollegeOrca Food Pantry
Located on the 1st Floor of the Syre Student Center (SSC)
Summer Quarter Hours:
Monday – Thursday 12:30 – 2:30
View Website
Bellingham Technical CollegeBTC Food Pantry
Temporarily located in the G Building Cafeteria
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 4:00
For BTC students only.
Western Washington University

View Resource Page
Campus Food Pantries
There are 5 food pantries on campus open to all students. In general, each pantry is open when the building is open. Contact each department or college for more information.

– VU WHOLE Pantry (located in VU 435)
– Fairhaven College Pantry (located on the 3rd floor of Fairhaven College)
– CEED Food Pantry (located in Miller Hall 150)
– Journalism Pantry (located in CF by 257)
– Linguistics Department Pantry (located in Bond Hall 403)

Miller Market accepts EBT Payments
Apply for Washington Basic Food (known nationally as SNAP benefits) and receive an EBT card if you qualify. Contact WWU Dining with questions about using the EBT card, see what eligible purchases you can make with an EBT card, and apply at Washington Connection.

Outback Farm
WWU’s 5-acre, student-driven farm. It’s located between Fairhaven and Buchanan Towers. Get a garden plot, volunteer, and pick your own free food.
Learn more about the Outback Farm here

Swipe Out Hunger
Swipe Out Hunger allows students to request or donate meal swipes each quarter to use in the dining halls. Students need to be enrolled in classes at Western to request meals for that quarter. Learn more about Swipe Out Hunger and request meals here.

Viking Supported Agriculture

The Sustainability Engagement Institute allows students to sign up with Viva Farms to purchase a local organic produce box. It is available on a sliding scale and accepts EBT. Boxes are available for weekly pick up at High St Hall. Learn more about Western’s community supported agriculture program and sign up here.

WWU Emergency Food Funding

WWU students who need emergency food funding for a few days can seek assistance by contacting the Financial Aid Services Center.
Whatcom CountyMeals on Wheels
If you are 60+, homebound, or unable to heat frozen meals,
please call Meals on Wheels at 360-746-6480 to sign up for delivery.

Also contact the Whatcom Council on Aging to learn more.
BellinghamBellingham Senior Center
315 Halleck St, Bellingham
For ages 60+, $5.00 suggested donation

Hot meals:
Monday – Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

To- Go Meals:
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
BlaineBlaine Senior Center
763 G street, Blaine
For ages 60+, $5.00 suggested donation

Hot meals & To-Go Meals:
Monday – Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
EversonEverson Senior Center
* Temporarily Closed *
LyndenLynden Senor & Community Center
401 Grover St, Lynden
For ages 60+, $6.00 suggested donation

To-Go Meals:
5 days: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

Pre-Order: by 10:00 am by calling 360-354-2921
FerndaleFerndale Senior Center
1999 Cherry Street, Ferndale
For ages 60+, $5.00 suggested donation

Hot Meals:
Monday , Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 pm

To-Go Meals:
Wednesdays 11:30 – 12:00 pm
Point RobertsPoint Roberts Senior Center
1437 Gulf Road , Point Roberts
For ages 60+, $5.00 suggested donation

Hot Meals:
Wednesdays, Fridays 12:00 – 1:00 pm

To – Go Meals:
Mondays, 12:00 – 12:30
Kendall & Maple ValleyFoothills Food Bank
8255 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls

To-Go Meals
Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30 am
FerndaleFerndale Food Bank
1671 Main Street, Ferndale WA, 98248
Mondays 9:00 – 11:00
Wednesdays 9:00 – 11:00
Saturdays 9:00 – 11:00

360-384-1506
http://ferndalefoodbank.org/
LyndenLynden Project Hope
205 South B. C. Ave Lynden, WA 98264 
Monday: 9:00 – 12:00
Tuesday: 3:00 – 6:00
Friday: 9:30 – 12:00

 360-354-4673
https://www.projecthopelynden.org/project-hope-food-bank/

Lynden Project Hope – Food Shed
There’s shed outside the door with food that is open all the time, 24/7.Please take only what you need. You can also leave food items here that you do not want. No perishable foods in the Food Shed.
LummiLummi Community Services Food Bank
2830 Kwina Road, west of NWIC
Fridays 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Closed every 3rd Friday
(360) 384-2366

For low income tribal members
BlaineBlaine Food Bank
500 C Street, Blaine, WA 98230
Mondays 9:00 – 12:00
Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00
Fridays 9:00 – 12:00

360-332-6350
https://www.blainefoodbank.org/
Point RobertsPoint Roberts Food Bank
Community Center
1437 Gulf Rd, Point Roberts, WA 98281
Wednesdays 9:00 -10:30

661-563-0095
https://prfoodbank.org/
Everson & SumasNooksack Valley Food Bank

In Everson
100 East 2nd Street, Everson WA
Thursdays 10:00-1:00, 6:30-7:30

In Sumas
In the Community Center:
461 Second St, Sumas, WA 98295
Thursdays 12:00 – 2:00

nooksackvalleyfoodbank@gmail.com
Deming & KendallLord’s Table – River of Life Community Church
4037 Valley Highway Deming WA 9824
2nd & 4th Saturday each month 10:00- 12:00
360-592-2279
KenJFerry@gmail.com


Twin Sisters Markets – EBT, SNAP & Meals on Wheels
All markets open June 3rd – October 29th

Deming Market:
Deming Quick Stop
4985 Mt. Baker Highway

Saturdays 9:00 – 3:00

Kendall Market:
North Fork Library
7506 Kendall Road

Saturdays 10:00 -2:00

EBT users get 50% of their spending back. For example, spend $20 on your EBT card, and receive an additional $20 to spend on your purchase that day. Whatcom County seniors who consider themselves to be low income can receive a free, $30 gift card toward produce or other food products at any of our three market locations.
Maple FallsFoothills Food Bank
8255 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls
Tuesdays 8:00 -12:00

Food Lifeline Mobile Pantry Hours 
8255 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls
1st Saturday each month 11:30- 12:30
3rd Friday each month 10:00 -11:00

360-392-8149
http://www.foothillsfoodbank.org/

ColumbiaFreedge
2316 Kulshan St.
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Free pantry and fridge
Stocked by Sustainable Connections Food Recovery Program
BirchwoodSalvation Army
1515 Birchwood Ave
Food Bank
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Food Share Boxes – open 24hours
2833 Birchwood Ave,
3138 Cherrywood Ave,
2715 Cedarwood Ave,
3248 Firwood Ave,
3329 Pinewood Ave,
3315 Northwest Ave,
3127 Bennett Dr.
2930 Patton St,

Birchwood Share Spot
3233 Northwest Ave 
Industrial Credit Union parking lot
Saturdays 11:00 – 12:30

SNAP @ Twin Sisters Market Birchwood
Happy ValleyHillcrest Church/Southside Food Bank
1400 Larrabee Ave Bellingham, WA 
First & Third Thursday of every month, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Supply varies,
Sourced from food drives and church donations

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Opportunity CouncilHOUSING, BILLS, FOOD, OTHER BASIC NEEDS

1111 Cornwall Ave
360-734-5121
Monday-Friday 9:00 – 4:00
https://www.oppco.org/
Bellingham Public Schools
Homeless Support Program
TOILETRIES, CLEANING SUPLIES, OTHER BASIC NEEDS

360-676-6523
Visit Their Website
For families of children or students without housing.
Hope HouseHOUSEHOLD GOODS, CLOTHING & TOILETRIES

207 Kentucky St
360-671-8702
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 – 11:30 ,
Friday 12:00 – 2:00
https://www.assumption.org/hope-house.html

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