Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank Shares Update and Expresses Need for Bigger Space at City Council Meeting

During the North Bend City Council meeting on April 2, the leadership of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank (SVFB)—Executive Director Alison Roberts and Operations Manager Dylan Johnson—discussed their important work and the pressing need for a larger facility.

The SVFB helps 600 to 700 people every week, meaning more than 250 families get the food they need. Dylan shared that of the people they help monthly, 35% are kids, 37% are adults, and 28% are older adults. “Providing assistance with dignity and care is especially important in small cities like North Bend, where we’re serving our neighbors,” said Dylan.

The demand for food banks’ services has grown, necessitating a new space for SVFB. The current space constraints are significant, forcing people to park far from the entrance and stand in line outside, irrespective of the weather. This poses a particular challenge for those with mobility issues or disabilities. “We need to find that – somehow, someway,” said Dylan. “That’s basically the bottom line of the struggles we are facing right now.”

What would the ideal new space for SVFB include? They are hoping for a place that can accommodate their growing needs, offer a way to connect more with the community, and serve as a center for advocating for those in need. Dylan dreams of integrating local farms into their service, potentially providing fresh meals for people. “I would love to have the option of offering a hot or cold meal right now, ready to go,” he said. 

Interested in making a difference? The SVFB greatly appreciates both food and monetary donations. Dylan and Alison suggest visiting the SVFB website at for more information.

Moreover, you can watch Dylan and Alison’s full presentation, which is embedded below for your convenience.

The video starts 19 minutes into the April 2 City Council meeting and offers an in-depth look at the council’s update to the community.

As the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank continues its vital work in the community, the support from each of us can make a significant difference in the lives of many. Whether donating food, funds or simply spreading the word, your contribution can help ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.

Watching Dylan and Alison’s heartfelt presentation highlights the incredible impact of SVFB and reminds us of the power of community solidarity. Let’s come together to support the SVFB as they seek a new home to expand their services and continue providing assistance with dignity and care.

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