West Seattle Food Bank Programs
The West Seattle Food Bank (WSFB) provides food and other supplies to low-income residents of the West Seattle community.
Home Delivery Program - We deliver 170 grocery bags weekly to the homebound elderly and disabled, and distributes at the local Senior Center.
Backpack Program - We provide 6 local schools with "backpacks" packed with healthy individual size meals for children at risk of hunger over the weekend.
Baby & Child Corner - We distribute $325,000 worth of diapers, formula, clothing, toys and accessories to baby & toddler parents through our WestSide Baby partner.
We also distribute pet food, hygiene and household supplies and have a Bookcase Program that feed books of all kinds to children and adults.
The agency serves a very diverse population and approximately 36% of the individuals served are children 18 and younger and 16% are seniors 55 years of age or older.
The Food Bank also has a baby corner with baby food, formula, diapers and other basics. WSFB collaborates with another agency to provide other baby items such as clothes, car seats, and toys. In addition, the agency collaborates with many other agencies to provide outreach and services on site.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
In 2014 WSFB provided food to families in need 38,000 times and distributed over 1.5 million pounds of food, spending $160,000 on food purchases to help those in our community.
Community support has allowed us to meet the increasing demand for our services. Financial donations not only help with general operating costs for our programs and food purchases but we have been able to increase the quality of food by purchasing more meat, dairy and fresh produce.