Our mission is: To provide, free of charge, fresh and nutritious food to families needing help who are located in Edmonds and in the surrounding communities of South Snohomish County; To support other food ministries – meal, school meal, homeless, shelter -- in our local communities. To work with courtesy and respect, and to serve all without discrimination; To act as a point of useful and reliable information on other social, health and educational services available in the community and the county.
Hunger affects many of us. One life transition – job loss or change, health issue, family crisis, cuts in benefits – can make it so we must choose between healthy food and other necessities. Often, we just need a little assistance. The Carol Rowe Memorial Edmonds Food Bank is here to help. We are open on Tuesdays, 50 weeks a year.
9:20 am EDMONDS RESIDENTS with Work / Student privileges (Verification/approval required by office) (Line begins at 9:15am)
9:30 am EDMONDS RESIDENTS with DISABILITY (Verification/approval required by office) (Arrive after at 9:25am)
10:00 am EDMONDS RESIDENTS all remaining (Line begins at 9:45am) Edmonds residents that miss the scheduled window of time will be served with the Non-Edmonds group in the order they are received at the reception area. Edmonds residents not in the building by 10:15am will go through the Non-Edmonds Resident distribution line.
10:30 am NON-EDMONDS RESIDENTS (Line begins at 10:15am) 12:30pm Volunteers prepare building for next activity.
Remember to display your current Handicap Parking Permit when parked in a handicap zone.
Please remain in your vehicle until it is time to form a line. The waiting line is located outside the Thrift Shop, on the upper sidewalk.
At the scheduled time, enter the West side of the building, at the church Thrift Shop entrance.
Brochures in several languages are available to help clients find a wide variety of services.
As a reminder, individual families may only use one food bank each week.
The Edmonds Food Bank is located on the bottom floor of the Edmonds United Methodist Church. Donations may be brought any time during church hours: 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. There are shopping carts placed inside the double doors on the west side of the building in which people can place donations. Alternatively, donations can be brought inside the main church entry and placed in the wooden donation bin on the left side of the hallway entry. Volunteers are at the food bank every morning to take donations to the appropriate storage area. Monetary donations may be brought to the food bank or the church office.
The Edmonds Food Bank welcomes new volunteers. We currently have volunteer opportunities on Monday and Tuesday mornings, plus volunteer driver opportunities 7 days a week. You can download an application, background check form, and code of conduct agreement, and bring them into the food bank on a Monday morning. We will then schedule a time to talk and decide upon a start date.