Because no one deserves to be hungry.
Tahoma Middle Schools Food Drive
March 10 - 14
Scouting for Food
Boy Scout's annual, nation-wide, neighborhood food drive, March 22.
Grocery Outlet Hot Dog Stand
As part of their first anniversary celebration, Maple Valley Grocery Outlet raised $461 for our food bank at their Feb 22-23 hot dog stand.
Tahoma Senior High School Food Drive
Brought in over 2000 pounds of food from their January drive.
Jerry Woods Holiday Fire Engine Food Drives
The amazing Jerry Woods Holiday Engine team spread good cheer and collected $7922 and 18,232 pounds of food on their neighborhood routes and storefront drives in December! www.holidayengine.org
A Gospel Evening with Brandi Carlile
Maple Valley's own Brandi Carlile gave an inspiring pre-Christmas benefit concert and raised thousands of dollars for local organizations including our food bank.
Get a Bartell Drugs '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.
Food Bank has a Grocery Style Shopping System
Children's Christmas Gift Program
In December, we create a festive Christmas gift center filled with new, donated gifts for children, birth to 12 years of age and gift cards for 13-15 year olds. Registered parents choose from a bounty of NEW stuffed animals, toys, clothing and more. In 2013 we were able to provide at least 3 gifts per child to grateful parents of 1046 local children.
In both November and December, customers receive additional holiday food during one of their regular shopping visits. Thanks to generous community support, 680 Thanksgiving and 608 Christmas family meals were distributed in 2013.
School Supply Backpack Program
Each August, we distribute sturdy, new backpacks stuffed with new, grade-level appropriate school supplies for K-12 students. Just in time for a new year of learning! In 2013, 526 children received the packs.