Because no one deserves to be hungry.

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Holiday Giving

Make the season brighter for neighbors in need!  Click here for details

Hometeam Harvest Food Drive

Donate a bag of much needed food items for $10 per bag at Covington and Maple Valley Safeway stores, November 3 - December 25.

Spreading MODness

Mod Pizza in Maple Valley will donate $1 to our agency for every MOD or MEGA pizza sold, November 25 - 30 (they are closed Nov 27).

Bring Hope To The Table

Help with hunger relief  in our community by purchasing a $10 pre-bagged food at Maple Valley QFC , November 26th - January 1st

Washington Workwear

For every pair of Georgia Boots  purchased from November 10 - 24, Washington Workwear will donate $5.

City of Maple Valley Community Tree Lighting

Non-perishable food, new toys and cash donations will be accepted during the event, December 3rd, 6 - 8 pm, Lake Wilderness Lodge.


Recent Events

 

New Community Church 

Church members took over McDonalds on November 17 and raised $933

Gratitude Banquet Food Drive

AA District 30 Gratitude Banquet attendees donated 819 pounds of food and $100!


Haunted Forest of Maple Valley

October food drive at Royal Arch Park brought in over 300 pounds of food.

Lake Sawyer Christian Church

Over 50 people went to Chelan to glean from the orchards and donated 1500 pounds of apples!

Mayors' Day of Concern for the Hungry

Mayors and Councils of both Covington and Maple Valley came out in support of our agency for Saturday, September 27, 2014, Mayors' Day of Concern for the Hungry. $1671 and 2937 pounds of food were collected at Covington & Maple Valley Fred Meyer, QFC and Safeway stores.


LDS Church, Maple Valley Ward, Diaper Drive

Maple Valley Latter-Day Saints youth collected and repackaged about 15 cases of diaper for our Baby Cupboard.

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 two 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 2014, 615 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, 680 Thanksgiving and 608 Christmas family meals were distributed in 2013.

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 2013 we were able to provide at least 3 gifts per child to grateful parents of 1046 local children.

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