Rainier Valley Food Bank Programs
Rainier Valley Food Bank is open for distribution on Wednesdays -- with a focus on seniors and disabled persons -- and Saturdays for the general public, from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM both days. Groceries are delivered directly to over 150 severely disabled, stay-at-home seniors in southeast Seattle every week. We also offer "To-Go Bags" 5 days a week, which contain ready-to-eat-foods for persons without access to a kitchen. Great care is taken in each program to provide the highest possible quality of food and nutrition, quantities appropriate to household size and ethnically appropriate foods. Special dietary needs such as vegetarian, low-sugar and low-sodium are addressed as required.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Rainier Valley Food Bank was awarded the 2011 Community Service Award by the Rainier Chamber of Commerce for excellence in service and generous support to the southeast Seattle community. 2012 was yet another record-setting year, with 1.5 million pounds of food distributed. That's 36,463 individual requests for food fulfilled, feeding 124,090 individuals. We fed almost 8,000 more people in 2012 than in 2011. Volunteers contributed over 21,000 hours of service to help make this possible.