Because no one deserves to be hungry.

Holiday Giving

Help keep our shelves stocked with traditional holiday foods this season! Clients will be able to choose extra items for their Thanksgiving and Christmas tables during their regular shopping visits in November and December. Your monetary donation will help provide these items, including meat, fresh produce and dairy products. Our buying power enables us to purchase food for about 53 cents to the retail grocery dollar. Last season, food for 1288 holiday, family meals was given out.

Always Needed Food and Hygiene Items 


  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Tomato Products (whole, stewed, diced, sauce...)
  • Hygiene Products (toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, soap)
  • Soup
  • 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)
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • In season, fresh garden produce
  • Diapers sizes 3 and larger
Printable shopping list for food drives

Please note:
  • In the interest of food safety, we cannot distribute out of date, or opened food containers to our clients.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.

AmazonSmile

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 lila@fbeshelp.org 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

Special Thanks

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
  • Cutter's Point, Covington Esplanade
  • 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.

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