Bellingham Food Bank serves as the primary warehouse and distribution center for more than two dozen food banks and meal programs throughout Whatcom County. Each year we receive, store and distribute more than two million pounds of food to our hunger-relief partners.
Small Potatoes Gleaning Project works with local farms to recover vegetables that would be plowed back into the ground. Volunteers glean more than 200,000 pounds of produce each year and deliver to more than two dozen food banks and feeding programs across Whatcom County.
This program enlists volunteers to build small, raised-bed gardens for low-income individuals and families. We provide all the necessary materials, and these gardens generate great food and so much more.
Our Victory Gardens program encourages home gardeners to donate surplus produce to Bellingham Food Bank. Each year our clients benefit from more than 50,000 pounds of Victory Gardens donations.
Almost 35 percent of food bank clients are children, and fresh milk is an essential component of growing children’s diets. Our Milk Money program enlists groups to help raise some of the funds needed for monthly milk purchases.
This program enlists sponsors to collect baby food or funds to purchase baby food, to ensure that our smallest and most vulnerable clients will be fed.