About Us

Helping Hands Food Bank
Mission & Vision

Mission: The mission of Helping Hands Food Bank is to nourish our community with kindness and respect without judgment.

Vision: The Vision of Helping Hands Food Bank is to address the inequity of the food bank experience and ensure every citizen has access to high-quality food and resources to help them thrive. 

What is Helping Hands Food Bank?

We are Skagit County’s largest direct food provider and require no prequalification to access our resources. In 2022, we distributed over 2.3 million pounds of food to over 197,292 visits.

Helping Hands is open four days a week at our distribution site and offices in Sedro-Woolley, including Friday evenings, allowing everyone the ability to participate and receive support. We also have 6 different distribution sites across Skagit County (Anacortes, Burlington, Hamilton, Marblemount, and Swinomish) to offer easier access to more of our neighbors in need. To access our most up-to-date distribution schedule, please visit our Distribution Page.

We are more than a food bank; we are a solution center. DSHS-trained staff help participants gain access to much-needed assistance, offer Job Skills Training by providing internships, and are active in grocery rescue six days a week, helping eliminate approximately 22 carbon footprints each month. The Helping Hands Solutions Staff can offer support and assistance to issues that contribute to an individual or family experiencing food insecurity, including unemployment, homelessness, and more.

As a non-profit organization, we partner with local food providers and community organizations to provide the best services possible, making a positive difference for local families and our community. It is all possible because of our generous community support.

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