Because no one deserves to be hungry.

Current Events

Upcoming Events

Spreading MODness

MOD Pizza in Maple Valley will donate $1 for every pizza sold November 24 - 29.

Holiday Giving

Make the season brighter for neighbors in need! Your $20 donation will provide traditional holiday food for the table of a local family. Food for over 1200 Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners was distributed last year. 

Recent Events

Mayors' Day of Concern for the Hungry

September 19, 2015, was proclaimed Mayors' Day of Concern for the Hungry by both Covington and Maple Valley Mayors and City Councils. On Mayors' Day, city officials also helped staff special food drives at Maple Valley & Covington Fred Meyer, QFC, and Safeway stores, which brought in 3,358 pounds of food and $2,098!

Maple Valley Street Rats Car Club

Many thanks to the Street Rats for collecting non-perishable food donations at their May - September Cruise-Ins.

School Supply Backpack Program

Thanks to the tremendous support of area churches, businesses, community groups and individuals for our summer School Supply Drive, 600 local children received new backpacks, filled with new, grade-level appropriate school supplies, in time for a new year of learning! 
Business/community supporters include: 
  • 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
  • Voice of the Valley
  • City Perk, Maple Valley
  • Java! Java! Coffee, Covington
  • Thee Ya Go Espresso, Maple Valley
  • Village Coffee, Maple Vallley


August 15 music festival at Royal Arch Park raised 197 pounds of food and $300 to restock our shelves. Thanks, Van!

Maple Valley Grocery Outlet

July Independence from Hunger food drive brought 240 pre-made bags of food and $1097!

Concert on Lake Lucerne

8th Annual neighborhood event brought in 189 pounds of food and $3000!

Emergency Services

Our agency provides direct financial aid to those qualified households who are in need of help with utility disconnect notices, eviction notices, move in costs, prescription drugs, medical bills, bus passes, and other emergency needs. In addition, we are an outreach for the LIHEAP and PSE programs, which helps low income households with winter heating cost and PSE bills. Need Help?

Food Bank has a Grocery Style Shopping System

In July 2013, Maple Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services implemented a grocery store shopping system, which lets our customers select food based on preference and need. The system follows the USDA MyPlate Nutrition Guide which allows our customers to choose balanced, nutritious meals.  With this distribution model we have been able to increase the amount of food to local families by 60% and give more variety and choices in each of the food groups.  Our agency has committed to providing the Standard Minimum Unit of Services adopted and monitored by the South King County Coalition of Food Banks.  We purchase produce weekly to ensure we can provide healthy foods to our customers and meet and exceed this standard.  In addition, we are the distribution site for the USDA Government Commodities Program for our service area.  

How it works.  Households who live in our service area and in need of food can use our food bank three times a month.  On each visit they are given points to be spent in the following categories:  Protein, Grains, Vegetables, Soups, Fruits, Meats, Dairy, Fresh Produce, Breads and Misc items.  Points are determined by household size.  

With our new grocery store families can plan their meals for days ahead and shop in a more familiar atmosphere. We feel it empowers those we serve and allows them to shop in a more dignified and respectful manner.  

An example of what would be available for a shopping visit: 

  • Pancake mix
  • Peanut butter
  • Vegetables 
  • Fruit 
  • Stew/Chili
  • Canned Meat (tuna, salmon, spam) 
  • Soups  
  • Tomato product 
  • Oatmeal/ cereal
  • Macaroni and Cheese  
  • Pasta
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Seasoning Packages 
  • Fresh Eggs
  • Fresh Milk
  • Meat

Baby Cupboard: Families with babies have access to items such as baby food, formula, diapers, and miscellaneous baby items.

Homebound: For those families who have been identified as homebound, we have developed a home delivery system. Each month dedicated volunteers fill boxes of food and deliver to those families in need.

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Additional Programs

Children's Summer Food Program

In the months of July and August, households with school-age children receive an extra food bank visit to help offset the loss free/reduced price breakfasts and lunches offered at school. 

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 2015, 600 children received packs.

Holiday Food 

In both November and December, customers receive additional holiday food during one of their regular shopping visits.  Thanks to generous community support, 635 Thanksgiving and 587 Christmas family meals were distributed in 2014.

Children's Christmas Gift Program

Each 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 2014 we were able to provide at least 3 gifts per child to grateful parents of 1074 local children.

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