Because no one deserves to be hungry.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES Needed Now - August 16
Help local children in need start the school year equipped to learn! New school supplies are needed by August 16. With generous community support, we purchase sturdy, wholesale backpacks and fill them with new, grade-level appropriate supplies for preregistered children, grades K-12. See our Supply List Flyer for details. Donations can be dropped off at our agency during business hours or at any one of these convenient, community collection sites:
- Covington Library
- Covington MultiCare
- Maple Valley Library
- Greater Maple Valley Community Center
- Maple Valley Fire Station #80 (near Motorplex)
- Bank of America, Wilderness Village
- City Perk, Maple Valley
- Key Bank, Four Corners
- Thrive Community Fitness
Support the purchase of wholesale backpacks by buying Backpack Bucks at:
- City Perk, Maple Valley
- Java! Java! Coffee, Covington
- Thee Ya Go Espresso, Maple Valley
- Village Coffee, Maple Vallley
Always Needed Food and Hygiene Items
- Peanut Butter and Jelly
- Tomato Products (whole, stewed, diced, sauce...)
- Hygiene Products (toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, soap)
- Pancake Mix
- Cereal and oatmeal
- Meal in a Can (chili, stew, ravioli)
- Baby Food, Formula, Diapers
- Meal in a box (Hamburger /Tuna Helper, mac and cheese)
- Canned Fruits and Vegetables
- In season, fresh garden produce
- Diapers sizes 3 and larger
"Lettuce" Garden to Share
Improve nutrition for neighbors in need by donating fresh fruit and vegetables.
Here's how you can help this season:
- Share the harvest from your garden.
- Help a neighbor harvest to donate.
- Donate garden seeds or starts for others to grow.
- Shop farmer's markets or stands to donate
- Maybe your business, church or homeowners association could add edible landscaping for the food bank.
- Produce donations can be dropped off at our agency during Donation and Business Hours.
- In the interest of food safety, we cannot distribute out of date, opened containers, or home cooked/canned food to our clients.
- We cannot accept donations of used clothing or household items.
Bartell Drug 'B' Caring Card
Visit Bartell Drugs to register for their e-Scrip 'B' Caring Card and up to 4% of your purchases will be automatically donated to Maple Valley Food Bank & Emergency Services.
Shop AmazonSmile, select our agency, and .05% of eligible purchases will come to us!
Stretching Your Donation Dollar
While we are always grateful to receive food donations, your financial gifts enable us to manage our inventory, purchasing items for our guaranteed, nutritious standard bag when stock is low.Our purchasing power, through bulk and wholesale sources, allows us to get more for the dollar than at retail grocers. Food Bag Cost Comparison
Easy to Donate
- Make checks payable to MVFB&ES, mail to PO Box 322, Maple Valley, WA 98038 or feel free to drop off at our office
- Drop off non-perishable food donations at MVFB&ES, Covington Library, Maple Valley Library or Greater Maple Valley Community Center
- MVFB&ES is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible; receipts are available upon request, email your address to email@example.com and a receipt will be mailed
- Our agency is registered with Washington State's Charities Program. For additional information: 800-332-4483 or www.sos.wa.gov/charities
The following local businesses generously donate goods to MVFB&ES each week/month:
- Albertsons, Fairwood
- Chevron, Lake Sawyer
- Coeur d'Alene Baking Co.
- Costco, Covington
- Fred Meyer, Maple Valley
- Grocery Outlet, Maple Valley
- Pepperidge Farms
- QFC, Maple Valley
- Safeway, Fairwood
- Shell, Maple Valley
- Springbrook Farms
Liability Protection for Donors
Both State and Federals laws protect donors from liability. In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed Law 104-210, the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, to encourage donations of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to needy individuals. The law protects donors from civil and criminal liability should a fit and wholesome product donated in good faith later causes harm to a recipient.