The Arlington Community Food Bank's mission is to help end hunger in our community at its root cause.
1 in 8 people face hunger in Western Washington. 1 in 5 of them are kids. Most food bank clients have jobs and nearly all visitors to food banks have homes. Financial and medical difficulties force many people to choose between food, utilities and medicine. In other words...people just like you and I struggle.
With the generosity of corporate, civic and individual donors, we are effectively taking strides to combat hunger in our community. We champion self-reliance with nutrition and education programs, working with local farmer's markets and farming conservation programs. We advocate for change with our agency partners Food LifeLine and Northwest Harvest to campaign for public policies and programs that address hunger at its root causes. We urge law makers to make food a priority by investing in policies and programs that reduce hunger and build healthy communities. We recognize race and place are central determinants in individual and community health. We commit to combating systems and behavior which undercut food security. We actively cultivate new strategies for under served communities and seek to engage people facing hunger in both long-term solutions and day-to-day program delivery.
We are dedicated to ensuring no one goes hungry today, that the people of Arlington and surrounding areas experiencing hunger are at the center of all we do.
Carla Gastineau - Executive Director