If your child needs a coat to keep warm this winter, then we can help. Your child must be aged 0-18, residing in the Stanwood / Camano service area. The guardian must be a registered food bank client. (Can sign up the same day, no ID required to become a client.) If your child is in need of a coat one can always be received by asking at the food bank.

Warm Coats For Kids will be available:
October 16th and will go through December 18th
Distribution will be at the Stanwood Camano Food Bank:
Wednesday & Friday from 10am – 1pm & Saturday from 10am – 12pm.
Distribution will be at the Stanwood Community Senior Center:
Wednesday & Friday from 2pm – 5pm

 Sizes range from 12 months to 3XL

Volunteer Call to Action

Come and join our Warm Coats for Kids volunteer team during our 2019/2020 winter season. This year, we have exciting new changes in hopes of reaching as many kids as possible. Not only will we be hosting a “Weekly Shop” at the Stanwood Senior Center from October through December, but this year we’re mobile!  In a joint venture with the Stanwood Senior Center we have at our disposal a “little red bus” to take our coats to the kids. We are loading our bus with coats and volunteers to travel to schools and community events where families can come aboard and shop for coats. We have also been invited to several resource fairs at local schools in September so we’re going to need additional help minding our booth. Let us know if you’re interested in manning a booth, working at the “Weekly Shop” or aiding in our mobile warm coat express! Dates and times to be determined and released beginning in August to give you plenty of time to fit us in to your busy schedule. I look forward to meeting you!


Dian Shortt, Warm Coats For Kids Coordinator

Hat Angel


Lona likes to be busy and passes the time by making a hat a day.
Do you have any yarn for her?

If so, please bring it by the
food bank Monday – Friday 9AM – 2PM, or by the
thrift store Monday – Friday 10AM – 4PM & Saturday 10AM – 5PM


If you need equipment and supplies to stay warm this winter, please call or stop by the Food Bank. Depending availability, these items can be provided:


Sleeping bags


Tents & tarps








Hats and Gloves

We rely on donations from our community and partners to meet the demand of those living without permanent shelter.


The Caring Place
9928 272nd Place NW
Stanwood, WA

The Christmas House provides the opportunity for parents to come shop free of charge for their children birth to 18years of age. Last year we were able to serve over 1,000 community children & provide them with an exciting and magical Christmas morning. Donations of gifts and clothing are essential to this program. The Christmas House is supported both with financial contributions and gift drives by organizations and individuals in our community. All gifts given out are new. Great gift ideas include anything meaningful you would give to your own child. We always fall short in gifts for teenagers as they can be so hard to shop for. We do accept gift cards. In December there will be several giving tree locations around our community. Please make sure they are for the Stanwood Camano Food Bank Christmas House. Donations may also be brought directly to the Christmas House locate at 9928 272nd Place, Stanwood, WA 98292  (The Caring Place location), or to the Stanwood Camano Food Bank.

Financial contributions should be made out to the Stanwood Camano Food Bank with Christmas House on the memo line, or you can donate by clicking the donate now button and selecting Christmas House under the “give donations to”. All donations are tax deductible, make sure to ask for a receipt if dropping off new gifts. If donating by check or online, a tax receipt will be automatically be mailed out to you.

Christmas House is open by appointment from December 13 – December 21st. Food Bank clients may sign up at the Food bank on any food distribution day Wednesday & Friday 10am – 1pm or Saturday 10am – 12pm. . At the appointed time please bring your appointment slip with you. We request that you do NOT bring your children.