Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more.
When you visit the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank on any given shopping day, you will find yourself immersed in a bustling, collaborative environment, where volunteers and staff are helping community members access fresh food and other essentials.
As a recipient of the City of North Bend’s 2023 Human Services and Community Organizations funding, the Snoqualmie Valley Foodbank (SVFB) is recognized as a local service organization that enriches the community and its quality of life.
“A few weeks ago, we served our largest number of households - just under 700 individuals,” said Operations Manager Dylan Johnson at the April 18th City Council meeting. He explained that, as SVFB works hard to continue its mission of providing food and key resources, it, in turn, relies on community support. “Currently, we are most in need of volunteers,” he said.
Volunteer opportunities range in time from a 20-minute food pickup with your own vehicle at a local grocery store, to pickups at regional stores, in SVFB vans and trucks. Dylan advises everyone to visit the SVFB website or email the Executive Director to join.
In addition to keeping the food bank open and running, SVFB is always looking for opportunities to conserve, both financially and environmentally. Last summer, SVFB contacted the Saving Water Partnership (SWP), a water conservation program that collaborates with Seattle Public Utilities and 18 other water providers. After receiving their onsite assessment, SVFB earned a rebate that helped fund a new, air-cooled compressor for a commercial freezer, replacing an old, water-cooled compressor. They are saving an estimated 70,862 gallons of water per year.
Interested in conserving water and saving money for your household or business? Visit the Saving Water Partnership website to see how to qualify for your free assessment. Rebates and services are available to customers who receive a water bill from the City of North Bend. Learn more by stopping at the North Bend Farmers Market SWP booth on June 22 or July 27, or email Water Operations Manager Ted Stonebridge.