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We are Skagit County’s largest direct emergency food provider. Last year we distributed 1.2 million pounds of food to over 3,400 unduplicated families, representing over 15,000 individuals. The number of clients relying on our assistance in 2013 increased by 9%.

In 2013 we served an average of 648 families (representing 2,400-3,500 individuals) each week. Over 60% our clients are either children or seniors. There is a sizable population of either physically or mentally disabled. Many are working, yet are unable to meet their families basic needs, including food.

We are making a positive difference for local families, and our community as a whole. We bring over 2 million dollars of resources into Skagit County annually and distribute this to those who need assistance. This assistance allows them to spend the money they do have on other needs supporting our local economy.

Funding and Food Needs and Wants


Helping Hands Food Bank is able to leverage its non-profit status and purchase food well below retail prices. The most we pay is discounted wholesale, and the best we pay is only .03 cents per pound for food. We can regularly purchase a pallet of food for what donors might spend on a single box at retail prices. Using this advantage, we are able to significantly stretch donors’ monetary support to supply the needs of our community.

Please consider allowing us to make the most of your support by providing direct monetary support for Helping Hands Food Bank.


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