Letter | Food Bank Flourishes with Community Support, Continues Charge to End Hunger in Valley

Dear Neighbors,

The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank continues to flourish with the outstanding support from our community.  We lead the effort to feed, educate and advocate to end hunger in the Snoqualmie Valley.

2015 SVFB Highlights:

  • Neighbors Served:  A total of 14,305 household visits in 2015, an increase of 17% over 2014.  Our individual visits of 33,907 increased 10% over 2014.
  • Food Donations:  Over 621,540 pounds of food donated through partner agencies Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest and the Federal Commodities Program, as well as grocery rescue, food drives and private donations.
  • Senior Only Shopping Day: New program in May.  Designated shopping day each week to give our senior population an opportunity to shop at a slower pace, use shopping carts and receive additional help if needed.
  • Summer Kids Meal Program:  10,733 breakfasts, lunches and snacks provided to 1,197 youth during the ten week program. Expanded our program and partnered with YMCA and the King County Library.
  • School Supplies & Shoes: 280 backpack & supplies and 235 pair of new school shoes given to valley youth.
  • Eastside Baby Corner Liaison: Beyond providing baby food, formula and diapers a volunteer meets with clients to determine and provide child needs such as car seats, cribs, clothing and more.   
  • Outside Resources:  Each week reps from social service agencies help clients at the food bank with housing, healthcare, childcare and other resources.  In May, we became the host site for families using W.I.C. 
  • SVFB Resource Office:  SVFB is certified as a partner agency with Washington Connection.  This means that we can directly assist people with their DSHS needs.  We also provide referrals for other services.
  • Events:  Community wide participation.  From food drives to Golf Tournaments. Visit our website to see the list.
  • Volunteer Support:   18,364 volunteer hours for 2015 = 9 ½ full time employees. The gift of time and talent is what allows the SVFB to be the best it can be.   

There is so much to share about our organization that I invite you to visit our website and like us on Facebook so you can see our Community in Action at work.

We enjoy partnering with the many businesses, churches, organizations, schools and community members who allow us to provide the services that we do.  We recognize the importance of making connections and providing opportunities to engage all facets of our community in order to sustain the health of our community as a whole.  We are grateful for your contribution to our success and we hope that you will continue to support our effort to maintain a healthy vibrant community that we live in.

With gratitude,

Heidi Dukich
Executive Director

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