Because no one deserves to be hungry.

Holiday Giving

Make the season brighter for neighbors in need! 

  • Your $20 donation will provide traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas food for the table of a local family. Monetary donations help stock our shelves with needed items, including meat, fresh produce and dairy products, at wholesale prices.
  • Purchase Turkey Bucks at participating drive-thru coffee stands. All proceeds support the purchase of holiday foods. 
  • New, unwrapped gifts for children up to age 12, and $25 gift cards for children age 13-15 are needed by December 15.
Donations can be dropped off at our agency during business hours, or at these convenient community collection sites:
  • Maple Valley Library
  • Greater Maple Valley Community Center
  • Fire Station No. 80 (near Motorplex)
  • Covington Library
  • Covington MultiCare


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  • In the interest of food safety, we cannot distribute out of date, opened containers, or home cooked/canned food to our clients.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.

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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