FOOD DISTRIBUTION HOURS
AT THE FOOD BANK
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10AM – 1PM
Saturdays: 10AM – Noon
FROM THE STANWOOD SENIOR CENTER
Seniors are transported from the Center to the Food Bank
Fridays: 9:15AM – 9:45AM
1st and 3rd Fridays of the month
271st St NW Stanwood, at intersection with 102nd Ave NW
SIGN UP TO RECEIVE SERVICES
BASIC FOOD ASSISTANCE
Hours of Services are:
Wednesday 10AM – 1PM
Friday 10AM – 1PM
Saturday 10AM – Noon
The Stanwood Camano Food Bank provides a wide variety of foods including basic staples and canned foods, as well as fresh produce, dairy products, meat, bread, baby food and diapers when available. We do not need proof of address or ID’s for new clients. We will ask where you live, the names and the birthdays of everyone in your family or household. Everyone is welcome and safe here.
H.O.P.E. BACKPACK PROGRAM
Currently, the Stanwood Camano Food Bank is feeding 240 kids per weekend from our community. Thanks to generous grants, donations, and volunteer hours we have been able to keep up with the ever increasing demand.
The H.O.P.E. Backpack Program is distributing weekend food packs each Friday to kids in need. The packs include 2 breakfast items, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, & snacks- including fresh produce. Packs are distributed right from your child’s school, however parents can opt to pick the packs up at the Stanwood Camano Food Bank. If you feel your child is in need, applications for participation in the H.O.P.E. Backpack Program for the 2017-2018 school year are available at the child’s school or at the food bank. Homeschooled children are also eligible.
As of September 2017, every child in the Stanwood Camano School District is eligible for a weekend pack, whether or not they are school age. For more information please contact our Children’s Program Coordinator, LaCrissa, at (360) 926-8573 or email@example.com.
If you would like to donate to the H.O.P.E. Backpack Program, please click on the DONATE link at the top of the screen. We appreciate all of our donors contributions.
Why childhood hunger is important?
- Children who struggle with hunger are sick more often, recover more slowly, and are more likely to be hospitalized.
- They are more likely to experience headaches, stomachaches, colds, ear infections and fatigue.
- Children who face hunger are more susceptible to obesity and its harmful health consequences as children and as adults.
- Undernourished children cannot learn as much, as fast, or as well.
- Lack of enough nutritious food impairs a child’s ability to concentrate and perform well in school.
- Children who regularly do not get enough nutritious food to eat have significantly higher levels of behavioral, emotional, and academic problems and can become more aggressive and anxious.
- Children who regularly do not get enough to eat are more likely to have difficulty getting along with other children.
Supplemental nutrition programs make a positive impact on a child’s well-being and academic goals. With help from participating schools, Stanwood Camano Food Bank is putting good solutions to work.
H.O.P.E. BACKPACK PROGRAM
The HOPE Weekend Backpack Program ensures any child in the Stanwood Camano School District who is hungry will receive a bag of healthy food, consisting of 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts, snacks and beverages to eat over the weekend. In addition, any kiddo who is on the Free/Reduced school meal program, regardless of family income, is eligible to take home food. Contact your local school or the Food Bank for more information.
SUMMER MEALS FOR KIDS
During the summer break there will are three locations to choose from to pick-up a weekly Stanwood Camano Food Bank H.O.P.E. Backpack Program bag(s). Each bag will consist of 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners, drinks, snacks and fresh produce.
For those who might not otherwise be able to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas with a special meal, the Stanwood Camano Food Bank can
provide the fixings for a traditional meal with ham, for the family during the holidays.
To receive a food basket you must be registered at the Food Bank. If you’re not already registered please preregister by
stopping by with the items required for registration listed in the basic food assistance area above. Hours are:
Thanksgiving Distribution Saturday, Nov. 17th 9am-2pm.
For those with mobility issues, there’s a special Friday Nov. 16th serve, by appointment only, starting at 3 PM. Sign up at the client desk.
Christmas Distribution Saturday, Dec 15th 9am – 2pm.
For those with mobility issues, there’s a special Friday Dec. 14th serve, by appointment only, starting at 3 PM. Sign up at the client desk.
We are always in need of volunteers to help during our holiday serves. There are many different shifts and positions available. If interested please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)629-2789 and ask for Evelyn