About Bellingham Food Bank

Founded as Alternatives to Hunger in 1972, Bellingham Food Bank has worked against hunger for nearly 50 years.

BELLINGHAM FOOD BANK VISION

We at Bellingham Food Bank envision a community with a thriving food system where everyone has equitable access to the food they need and want.

BELLINGHAM FOOD BANK MISSION

We reduce hunger by:

  • creating access to high quality, desirable food and other essentials.
  • building a responsive regional hunger relief network.
  • disrupting racism, because of its historical and structural connection to hunger and poverty.
VALUES OF THE BELLINGHAM FOOD BANK

Quality & Choice

We offer a variety of high-quality foods, culturally relevant foods, and other essentials. We strive to create a welcoming, respectful, and dignified experience.

Justice & Equity

We believe hunger, poverty, and systemic racism are inextricably linked. Food justice is social justice.

Inclusion & Access

We actively work to remove barriers to food and essentials and to offer what is familiar and valued by our diverse community.

Responsiveness & Innovation

We are adaptive and curious. We listen, experiment, learn, and adjust as we seek ways to deepen our impact on both immediate needs and the root causes of hunger.

Adopted November 2021

FOOD JUSTICE IS SOCIAL JUSTICE

We stand united against anti-Asian hate and violence. We stand with the families of those killed in Georgia and with all who have experienced anti-Asian hate, violence, discrimination and oppression.

Our collective work will not be done until all Asian-American, Pacific Islanders, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and all people of color can live without fear and without experiencing oppression and discrimination. Violence directed at people of color is the outcome of white supremacy. We all must work to interrupt and dismantle structural racism.

To learn more about the tragic increases in Asian-American Pacific Islander hate and what we can do, please visit stopaapihate.org.


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.

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