Jeanie Ovenell
Jeanie Ovenell, Founder

HISTORY

The Stanwood Camano Food Bank provides assistance to more than a thousand community members. By our generous donors, both financially and products, we provide a wide variety of food, as well as pet food and basic toiletries. This generosity translates into essential assistance to children, seniors, working poor, single adults, homeless, and families of all backgrounds.

The Stanwood Camano Food Bank mission is made possible by the generosity of our wonderful community. First, are the hundreds of volunteers who, each month, provide about two thousand hours of service. These volunteers are then led by the volunteer board under their strategic direction. Second, the food bank rescues hundreds of pounds of produce, dairy, and bread from grocery store partners. Third, many generous individuals support Stanwood Camano Food Bank by donations to both the food bank and thrift store.

By this tremendous community support, the Stanwood Camano Food Bank serves over a thousand clients per month, distributing over 50,000 pounds of food.

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MISSION

Stanwood / Camano Food Bank Services provides resources and connections to alleviate hunger and meet the basic needs of individuals and families in our community.

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VISION

Stanwood / Camano Food Bank Services envisions a community where hunger is defeated and basic needs are satisfied.

MEET OUR STAFF

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Lynne Ayers

Title: Executive Director

Full Time Team Member

Contact: director@scfbs.org

Wendy Foster

Title: Community Outreach Specialist

Full Time Team Member

Contact: communityoutreach@scfbs.org

(360)629-2789 X315

Caryl Vraney

Title: Person In Charge of the Thrift Store

Full Time Team Member

Contact: picthriftstore@scfbs.org

(360)629-6646 X301

Tracy Lovejoy

Title: Children’s Program Coordinator

Part Time Team Member

Contact: backpackcoordinator@scfbs.org

Mardi-Jorgensen

Mardi Jorgensen

Title: Volunteer Christmas House Coordinator

Volunteer Team Member

Contact: mardij1@aol.com

In the News: Mardi was just named Community Woman of the Year for 2018 by the the Stanwood Camano News!

Dian Shortt

Title: Warm Coats for Kids Coordinator

Part Time Team Member

Contact:coatsforkids@scfbs.org

(360)629-2789

Kathy Moe

Title: Operations Manager

Full Time Team Member

Contact: operationsmanager@scfbs.org

(360)629-2789 X311

Julie Campbell

Volunteer Coordinator

Part time Position

Contact: volunteercoordinator@scfbs.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kelly-Ruhoff

Kelly Ruhoff

Prior to starting her professional career in real estate, Kelly spent 23 years in the media industry, beginning in radio before transitioning into newspaper journalism. She retired as editor of Stanwood Camano News in the fall of 2015.  Joining the Stanwood Camano Food Bank board, gives her the opportunity to keep in touch with the community she wrote about for years – to not just tell people’s story – but to help alter their outcome.

Myra-Reinhardt

Myra Reinhardt

Vice President & Branch Manager Coastal Community Bank in Stanwood and Camano Island.  My connection with the Stanwood Camano Foodbank is a constant reminder of our amazing the community and how fortunate I am to I live, work, and volunteer here.  I continue to be inspired by those that come forward to share their time, talent, and treasure to benefit our neighbors who are in need.

Laura Damon

Fiber artist and maker of things. Gardener, hiker and lover of all things outdoors. Finds joy in helping others, human and animal alike. Committed to creative thinking and coloring outside the lines to find solutions and foster new ideas. Believes that compassion, empathy, and integrity are essential traits.

Marikae Moraski

Bio Coming Soon!

Maureen Atherton

Bio coming soon!

Naomi Wark

Naomi Wark retired to beautiful Camano Island in 2013. Without the pressures and time-constraints of the work-day and raising a family, Naomi focused on finding a balance in pursuing her interest in writing and her desire to share her time, talent, and treasure with the Stanwood-Camano community.

One of her main goals was to join a writer’s group. Her involvement with like-minded, serious, writers through the Skagit Valley Writer’s League, pushed her to complete her long-worked-on novel, Wildflowers in Winter. She is busy at work on its prequel, Songs of Spring.

When she is not volunteering or writing, Naomi enjoys gardening, cooking, and gathering the bounty from their small vegetable garden. Besides the Stanwood Camano Food Bank, Naomi is active in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, through St. Cecilia Parish, which assists families in our community with financial aid and a listening ear.

In her earlier years, Naomi worked primarily in the accounting and bookkeeping field, but also owned a travel agency whose clientele included many Seattle Mariners from the 1995 team, including Ken Griffey Jr., and Jay Buhner. Naomi spent ten years working for Clowns Unlimited as SPROUT, performing both as a clown and a balloon artist for birthday parties, corporate picnics, Christmas parties, other company events.

Randy Serroels

Bio Pending.

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Janice Treml

Bio coming soon!

Terrence Bedford

Like most people that work for insurance companies I stumbled into the insurance industry. While working for GuideOne Insurance I met Scott, Sue and Jim at Thomas and Associates Insurance. Once the stars aligned, I was able to come on board as an agent in 2017. I love working with customers and making sure they have the coverage they need.

Hobbies: Golf, Bow-Hunting for Elk/Deer, Running. I am also active in my church, Rotary and The Breakfast Group, a Non-profit in Seattle that provides mentoring to youth in Seattle.

I joined the Food Bank board because I can’t think of anything more important than eating healthy food. It’s an honor to serve and hopefully help someone avoid going hungry.

PARTNERS

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FEEDING AMERICA

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FOOD LIFELINE

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NORTHWEST HARVEST

Community Action

COMMUNITY ACTION OF SKAGIT COUNTY

CAMANO ANIMAL SHELTER

CAMANO PLAZA IGA

COSTCO WHOLESALE

ELGER BAY GROCERY

GROCERY OUTLET

HAGGEN NORTHWEST FRESH

HAYTON FARMS BERRIES

KLESICK FARMS

NOAH CENTER

QUALITY FOOD CENTERS

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STARBUCKS

TWIN CITY FOODS

SILVANA PRODUCE

RECENT GRANTS

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Horizons Foundation

Grant for the Backpack Program

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Norman Archibald

Grant for Technology

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Everett Clinic Foundation

Grant for Back Pack Program.

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United Way

Grant for Backpack Program

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Stillaguamish Tribe

Grant for Technology

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Providence General Children’s Association

Grant for Backpack program.

EFC of Boeing & Tulalip Tribes Charitable Foundation

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ECF of Boeing and Tulalip Tribes Charitable Foundation granted us funds to purchase a refrigerated truck.

As a result of these key connections, we’ve increased our grocery rescue pounds received by over 110,000# compared to the same time period from the previous year.  This represents a 26% increase in the amount of food we can distribute to our families.  Currently, 1276 unduplicated households are benefiting from the increase of food pickups.

Sometimes, value is measured in the way a person’s demeanor improves when they are treated with respect & dignity through their experience.

ECF of Boeing

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Tulalip Tribes Charitable Foundation

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