The churches of south Snohomish County began the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank in 1971. The Food Bank started in the basement of the home adjacent to the current location where 5 volunteers served 18 clients. Today we have our own warehouse, two trucks, two shipping containers and walk-in refrigerator and freezer units for food storage and approximately 60 volunteers.
What We Do
The Concern for Neighbors Food Bank is a private, not for profit 501(c)(3) organization that collects and distributes food to low level income families and individual adults. The Food Bank currently serves an average of over 110 households per week. The Concern for Neighbors Food Bank is entirely all volunteer. Along with providing food for the hungry, we are sometimes able to provide volunteer work for students and court ordered community service.
We are a member of the Snohomish County Food Bank Colition that consists of 20 local food banks that pool their food purchasing dollars to help those in need. Our food supplies come from Northwest Harvest, Volunteers of America who purchase food for the Snohomish County Food Coalition and Food Lifeline. In addition, we recieve donations from local grocery stores and community and corporate food drives. We use use generous cash donations from the community to purchase additional food and dairy products and to pay expenses.
Two of our major funding sources are the Hubbard Family Foundation and the Hazel Miller Foundation.
We also provide government commodities each month from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).
Our Board of Directors