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New partnership set to take on critical shortage of volunteers at Washington state food banks

Washington state food banks

SEATTLE, Wash., September 6, 2023—Lingering disruptions from the recent pandemic have resulted in a critical decline in volunteers at food banks throughout Washington state. The decrease in public involvement has challenged food distribution efforts at the exact moment when food insecurity across the state is growing, and more families and individuals are facing hunger.   In […]

Each week Annie’s Community Kitchen serves over 200 free meals to people in need

annie's kitchen

EDMONDS, Wash., June 21, 2023—Every Wednesday morning, around 8:30 a.m., a group of volunteers and special needs students from schools throughout the Edmonds School District, arrive at Edmonds Lutheran Church to begin prepping for Annie’s Community Kitchen’s weekly free dinner. The Kitchen is a service of Edmonds Lutheran Church that provides a delicious, hot and […]

‘We did it!’ Lake Stevens opens new community food bank

lake stevens food bank

LAKE STEVENS, Wash., June 15, 2023—After 45 years operating in the 900 square foot basement of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Sophina Nunez, Board President of the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank, cut the ribbon on Wednesday, June 14, to its newly built 10,000 square foot base of operation. “So, here we are cutting the ribbon […]

Sprouts provides grant for nutrition education and fresh food access

Sprouts grant

LYNNWOOD—The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced today that it has been awarded a $5,000 Neighborhood Grant by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, an organization dedicated to nutrition education and fresh food access. The Foundation for Edmonds School District is one of only 108 organizations across the US to receive the award that will help […]

Washington Kids in Transition, keeping over 5,000 food insecure children fed

kids in transition

LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 26, 2022—In September of 2014, an Edmonds School District bus driver noticed one of his passengers drinking a jelly packet in the backseat. The student appeared frightened that someone would take it away from her. When he approached the young girl, he learned that this modest snack would be all she would […]

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