The Holiday Campaign at Maple Valley Food Bank!

The holidays are here! We need our neighbors to step up in a big way to help us throughout the season. Below are a few ways you can help us fight hunger and feed hope in our community!

Gift Needs

Currently, our gift shop has over 600 kids registered. With this growing demand, we need help procuring age appropriate gifts for the following age groups: 0-1, 2-3, 4-6, 10-12, and $25 gift cards for those ages 13-18.

We have also set up an Amazon Wishlist of suggested gifts and quantities! If you purchase something off our Wishlist, it will be sent directly to the Food Bank. You can find the 2023 Gift Program Wishlist here:

Note: All gifts will need to be dropped off at the food bank or one of our community partners by December 1st. Our community partners include: The City of Maple Valley, The Maple Valley Library, The Country Playhouse, OnMerit Marketing, Cedar River Water & Sewer, Johnsons Home & Garden, Maple Valley Creative Arts Council, Club Pilates Maple Valley, Pine Tree Veterinary Hospital, The Learning Experience, Wilderness Auto Service and Chevron, Crockett’s Restaurant Group, KinderCare Learning Center, Tahoma Athletic Club, Edward Jones- Financial Advisor, Mountainside Animal Hospital, Bonaventure-Maple Valley, Maple Valley Church, Cedarcreek Covenant, Generational Hope Church, Shepherd of the Valley, Partain Chiropractic, DaVine Whiskey & Wine Bar, Outpatient Physical Therapy, Windermere Real Estate, Vintage Vino, CAF Outdoor Cleaning, Kirby Nelson Orthodontics, Guild Mortgage, Thrive Community Center, Lydia’s Cakes and Confections, Shadow Lake Elementary, Cedar River Elementary, Tahoma Elementary, Rock Creek Elementary, Glacier Park Elementary, Lake Wilderness Elementary, Summit Trails Middle, Maple Valley Middle, Tahoma High, Tahoma Transportation, Maintenance, and District Office, and Wilderness Starbucks.

Food Needs

At the food bank, we are sadly seeing a record number of people walking through our doors every week in need of food. In order to keep our neighbors fed, we need your help! Below are a list of our most needed holiday items:

  • Cereal
  • Stuffing
  • Boxed Potato Flakes
  • Meals in a Can (like chili and meat stew)
  • Canned Soup (Cream of Chicken and Mushroom)
  • Items to make your favorite holiday meal
  • General Fund Donations

By donating to our general fund, you can ensure that we are able to purchase our most needed items this holiday season and throughout the year! To donate, visit

About the author:

Jon Cantalini is the Executive Director of the Maple Valley Food Bank located in Maple Valley, Washington. To reach Jon, call (425) 432-8633, Ext. 103 or email: