The mission of the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank is to work in partnership with the community to provide, without judgment, food, food programs, and other related services to those in need.
The Vashon Maury Community Food Bank provides food as often as weekly to anyone in need on the Island. Nearly 15% of Vashon residents request assistance per year through their general distribution and home delivery programs. In 2011 they provided groceries for 9735 household visits, equivalent to over 239,000 meals.
Accessibility and Cultural Competency
VMCFB works diligently to unsure that services are as accessible as possible to anyone in the community that might need it. They provide a welcoming and non-judgmental atmosphere. They also offer a Home Delivery Program for those that cannot make it to general distribution times.
Partnerships and Collaboration
The Food Bank participates in the South King County Food Coalition, The Vashon Social Services Network, the Washington Food Coalition, and is a member of Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline. Staff and volunteers work closely with Island service providers and churches to reach community members in need. Non-perishable emergency bags are available via these organizational partners outside of regular distribution hours.
Grant History with The Seattle Foundation:
Grants Awarded through The Seattle Foundation Grantmaking Program:
$30,000.00||support infrastructure and operations at the new Food Bank farm site.|
$10,000.00||provide general operating support.|
$10,000.00||support general operating expenses. |
$7,500.00||support general operating expenses.|
$5,000.00||support general operating expenses.|