The Snohomish Community Food Bank is more than just a food distribution center. We’re a vital, connected part of the community we serve. Take a moment to meet our director and board of trustees, flip through our photo galleries and visit the other agencies and businesses with whom we partner. Also, be sure to meet our most valued asset – our tireless, committed volunteers.
We are only able to do what we do because of the generous support from the Snohomish community. We thank you for every can, dollar and hour you have donated. Your ongoing commitment keeps us financially sound and allows us to provide critical services to those in need.
To receive groceries:
M, W, Th: 8-12, Tue 7-6:15, F: 7-1:15, Sat: 10-2
M, W, Th, F: 9-12, Tue: 8-5, Saturday hours vary, please call ahead 360-568-7993
Following the Second World War, when the Federal Government made commodities available for distribution The “Snohomish Welfare Service” quickly assumed the “food bank” task and carried it on until 1982. Then, under the sponsorship of the Assembly of God Church, the “Blackman’s Lake Food Reserve” was established in a building owned by the parish and operated there until 1985. The Blackman’s Lake Food Reserve was closed for two months, and was formally reorganized into The Snohomish Community Food Bank with concerned community leaders as an executive board to oversee all aspects of its operation.
The Snohomish Community Food Bank officially reopened at Stocker’s Produce Market adjacent to Harvey Airfield in October 1985 until August of 1986 when the facility moved to a facility on Airport Way owned by the Harvey family. As needs of the community continued to grow, in October 1989 the Mayor and City Council agreed to donate property located North of Ferguson Park and East of the Headquarters Fire Station on a long term lease for a new Food Bank facility to be built. The plan called for the site to be jointly owned by the City and the Fire District, and the building constructed to be owned by the Food Bank.
Volunteers’ dedication and service are the foundation of our successful past and our rewarding future. Will you share your special talent or time with us? How often or how much time you have to contribute is entirely up to you.
Due to the on going generosity of the community we serve, we are very proud that we are financially sound. We gladly accept donations of food and cash. At this time we are unable to accept clothing, appliances or furniture at our facility