The Marysville Community Food Bank receives over 80,000 pounds of usable product every month from individuals, food drives, and local grocery stores. This translates into $138,000 of value that we distribute to about 1,100 families each month. We receive additional monetary support from local churches, organizations, and individuals. Less than 20% of our food comes directly from Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline, and government food programs.
The financial support of the community allows us to provide food for families in need, pick up food donations, pay overhead costs, and employ three part-time staff. We stretch every donation as far as possible by purchasing food in bulk from the most affordable source. All overhead expenses are kept at a minimum. The local support is crucial as we seek to help the hungry in our community.
Local community groups such as Rotary, Soroptimist, Kiwanis, Lions, Knights of Columbus, and many others are very supportive of the Food Bank with donations, food drives, and volunteers. Local schools, the City of Marysville, and numerous churches help tremendously with donations, food drives, and volunteers. It is the generous support from these groups and local businesses that allows us to serve.