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Overview of OlyCAP with WSU Jefferson County Extension

21.09.2022 in History

The Emergency Food Distribution Program at Olympic Community Action Program (OlyCAP) provides food storage and delivery to twelve food banks and three meal programs in Jefferson and Clallam Counties. The Emergency Food Distribution Program operates a 2500 square foot warehouse just outside of Port Townsend, and owns…

History of Thurston County Food Bank and Gleaning

05.08.2022 in History

The current gleaning program in Thurston County began in 2009 with an AmeriCorps member placement at TCFB. Previous to this, Olympia had a gleaning coalition independent from the food bank, but eventually, the main volunteer departed and gleaning projects hibernated. The current model is a…

Plant a Row for the Hungry in the Tri-Cities

29.07.2022 in History

Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) was launched in 1995 as a public service program of the Garden Writers Association. Garden writers encouraged their readers/listeners to plant an extra row of produce each year and donate their surplus to local food banks, soup kitchens,…

History of the NEW Hunger Coalition

25.02.2022 in History

In 2011, Providence Health Care Stevens County identified hunger as one of the leading issues in Stevens County. With the goal of finding gaps in services, fourteen of the region’s leading organizations in supplemental food distribution were brought together to discuss the challenges they faced. What resulted was…

History with Hopelink Snoqualmie Valley

19.01.2022 in History

Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community by helping people make lasting change. Hopelink has five emergency service centers located in Bellevue, Kirkland/Northshore, Redmond, Shoreline, and…

Overview of Fish Food Bank

14.01.2022 in History

In the summer of 2008, the Food Access Coalition of Kittitas County (consisting of Heifer International, FISH Food Bank, Hope Source, WSU Extension, and Master Gardeners) made it a priority and goal to implement a gleaning project to augment existing programs that help provide better…

History of Pierce County Gleaning Project

14.01.2022 in History

A Jesuit Volunteer started the Pierce County Gleaning Project (PCGP) in 2009 at St. Leo’s Food Connection, (St. Leo’s), a large food bank located in downtown Tacoma. In the past, Washington State University (WSU) Extension ran a gleaning program in Pierce County, but that ended in the early…

Overview of Community Services of Moses Lake

07.01.2022 in History

Community Services of Moses Lake (CSML) strives to empower the community to have “Friends helping friends feed the hungry”. CSML houses the Moses Lake Food Bank and is the distribution hub for 33 partner food banks in five counties in Central Washington, including the three…

History of Community Farm Connection

06.01.2022 in History

Community Farm Connection (CFC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to supporting small farmers and improving consumer access to locally grown food. CFC supports sustainable agriculture, small diversified farms, and local communities by bringing farmers new opportunities to get their bounty to the consumer. Working…

History at Clark County Food Bank

05.01.2022 in History

https://youtu.be/ddzxgz0fRSE In 1985, the Clark County Food Bank (CCFB) became the primary, countywide nonprofit food distribution organization as the successor 501(c)(3) organization of the Clark County Food Bank Coalition. CCFB is a member of the Oregon Food Bank network and provides bulk food to 34…