Letter | Thanks for Making Summer Food Band Programs a Success, September Launches Soup & Chili Drive

On behalf of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank board and staff I would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who participated in our Summer Programing.  The 10 weeks of summer were a buzz of activity and here are a few of the highlights:

  • Summer Kids Meal Program– Each week students received breakfast, lunch and snack items provided by SVFB.  247 Students enrolled in the program with an average of 120 students each week.  A total of 10,773 breakfast, lunch and snacks were provided.
  • Lunchtime and Fun Activities YMCA coordinated a sack lunch each week donated by Mt Si Golf Course.  YMCA leaders interacted with our young clients in physical and creative activities.
  • King County Public Library– visits from the Library2Go Van, reading circles with a librarian, free books and signing up for a library card got kids excited about reading.
  • Back to School Supplies– Mt Si Lutheran Church coordinated the support from local churches and businesses to provide 286 new backpacks and supplies to valley students.
  • Back to School Shoes– Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church provided 235 new pairs of shoes to valley youth.

The above programs were made possible with the support from our community including the YMCA, KCLS, Mt. Si Golf Course, Mt Si Lutheran Church, Cascade Covenant Church, Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, St. Clare Episcopal Church, United Methodist Church, Thrivent Financial, Costco, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Big Lots and the many amazing volunteers that dedicated their time and talents to make our community a healthy place for all. 

[The Food Bank just launched a Soup and Chili Food Drive for the Month of September, details of which are in the flyer below.]

Thank you,

Heidi Dukich
Executive Director
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank

soup and chili drive

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  • Hello! It is wonderful how this program continues! I am wondering why the lawn area next to the food bank building is left barren? Why isn’t that area made into a garden in spring/summer/fall? Why does that area just sit there for years laying fallow? Is there some problem raising fresh produce for the Food Bank Clients? Can’t the Food Bank Clients volunteer and create/maintain a garden for themselves and the community that utilizes the Food Bank? There could be tons of food harvested from that area. This would create a healthy and creative alternative for the clients.
    I would appreciate a reply. My email is gardenjim70@comcast.net.
    Thanks so much!

    Jim Ellis
    North Bend

  • Hi. That’s a wonderful idea and I’d be happy to participate as a grower. I’ve bee part of the food bank garden in Redmond for the past 5 years and we grow about 10 to 12,000 pounds of food for the food bank each season!! What an awesome opportunity it would be to have the garden so close to the food bank so members and neighbors can participate in the growing, harvesting, community and fun!!! Holler if you want help!! I love to play in the dirt!!! Patty

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