Maple Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services Programs
We offer a self select shopping system that lets clients make choices of the kinds of foods that would best meet their dietary and cultural needs. Each week customers have access to fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, breads, and pastries. On a monthly basis we provide staples such as peanut butter, soups, meal in a can, milk, eggs, meats, beans, rice and miscellaneous items. We deliver food to homebound households. At Thanksgiving and Christmas a turkey will all the trimmings is provided so families can cook in the comforts of their own homes.
Emergency Services Programs
Financial Assistance Program provides financial aid to qualified households who have utility disconnect notices, prescription drugs, medical bills, bus passes, and other emergency needs. Rental Assistance Program, helps with eviction notices and move in costs. Children Christmas Gift Store is filled with new gifts for children ages newborn to 15 years of age. Parents choose 3 to 4 gifts per child, a stuffed animal and receive stocking stuffers. Back to School Backpack Program, helps equip school age children with backpacks filled with school supplies
Wrap Around Services
Households who access our food bank are in need of wrap around services to help stabilize their housing which strengthens food security. Outreach workers on are site to help veterans, homeless or those in threat of becoming homeless, and sign households up for Basic Food. We developed a referral hand out listing other resources: DSHS offices, medical programs, clothing banks, shelter and abuse programs, and other housing and financial assistance programs that serve our clients.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Our agency is in need of food and funds to help with utility bills, rent assistance, purchase of milk, eggs and fresh fruits and vegetables.