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35th Anniversary Celebration: Video #2

2020 marks Helping Hands’ 35th anniversary. Helping Hands has grown to more than a food bank since opening in the basement of a church in December 1985, including programs in job training, navigation and more.  Helping Hands is so grateful for the support we have received in the last 35 years! All of you play […]

Helping Hands Logo

35th Anniversary Celebration: Video #1

2020 marks Helping Hands’ 35th anniversary. Helping Hands has grown to more than a food bank since opening in the basement of a church in December 1985, including programs in job training, navigation and more.  Helping Hands is so grateful for the support we have received in the last 35 years! All of you play […]

35th Anniversary Celebration

2020 marks the 35th anniversary of Helping Hands. Since opening in the basement of a church in December of 1985, Helping Hands has expanded to more than a food bank, including programs in job training, navigation and more. Thank you for your support over the last 35 years! All of you have been, and continue […]

Helping Hands Opens Anacortes Site

The Anacortes 100 Food Bank has proudly served its community for over 35 years and is grateful for the tens of thousands of individuals we have been able to help.  Founded in the 1970s, the name “Anacortes 100” came from the idea to ask the community if 100 people would pledge $5.00 per month to […]

Letter from the Executive Director: August 2020

The challenges we never thought of. As I started my career in the food bank more than 5 years ago I never thought we would be facing a pandemic. I knew that food banks were essential to those that used our services, but I never knew the scope of what we could provide in times […]

Letter from the Executive Director: July 2020

I feel like I had a unique introduction to patriotism. My dutch grandparents came to the United States after WW2 and never looked back. My grandpa told me “They moved to America to make something of themselves and they were proud that they were Americans.”  I served my country for 11 years in the military […]