Miracles Food Bank and Outreach has been operating as a food bank since 2007 in Skyway.
Miracles has a strong network of food rescue partners. They have built personal connections with grocery stores, with some businesses as far away as Kirkland, and receive lots of produce. They also have local non profit partnerships that deliver food, for example Renton Salvation Army contributes food.
Miracles is committed to providing the best quality of food to low-income individuals in their community. They focus on nutritional foods, dietary requirements for seniors and providing fruits, vegetables and protein on every day of service. They serve 4,000 individuals a month and there is no restriction on how often clients can come.
Miracles partners with Food Lifeline and receives food on a weekly basis. They are a member of the Seattle Food Coalition. They received a donated refrigerator and freezer from Hopelink. They partner with Rainier Valley Food Bank and provide produce since Miracles rescues more than it can use.
They have culturally competent staff and volunteers who provide additional resources and support to clients with multiple needs.
The city of Seattle and United Way are their primary funders. All cash raised goes to paying rent and utilities. The Founder is contributing monthly to cover expenses. Although they are not currently in a position of strength and sustainability, they are meeting a critical need for basic needs in Skyway. There are no other food banks in the community since the closure of Operation Emergency Center.
Grant History with The Seattle Foundation:
Grants Awarded through The Seattle Foundation Grantmaking Program:
$5,000.00||support general operating expenses. |
$10,000.00||support general operating expenses.|