How to get the food you need
Come at your reserved time
Do NOT arrive early since there is no place to wait. If you arrive early, you will be asked to leave or return next week.
Check-in and shop
You'll be greeted in the parking lot by a volunteer who will check in you in. Once at the Food Bank, you'll get a shopping card. Please limit shopping to 10-15 minutes.
How to get food:
RESERVE YOUR SPOT UP TO 7 DAYS OUT
Schedule your next appointment
We are switching to an appointment based service system effective Monday Nov. 6, 2023. This will address the growing safety concern for our volunteers and clients that early arrivals have caused.
We are open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays (once a month), and Fridays. You can book a week in advance. To schedule your next visit, please click the link below or give us a call at 360-658-1054.
How to I make an appointment online?This are the links you will need to book your next appointment up to a week in advance: Weekly: Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays: https://calendly.com/mcfb/food-bank-distribution Monthly: Last Wednesday of the Month (evenings): https://calendly.com/mcfb/wednesdayevening Failure to cancel your appointment within 48 hours may result in future appointments being cancelled. Cancellations, changes, rescheduling, or CONFIRMATION of appointments must be done through our website. Save your reservation information.
When and how can I call to make an appointment?Appointments can be made for those without internet access on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9:30 am to Noon. No appointment will be made on any other day. Failure to cancel your appointment within 48 hours may result in future appointments being cancelled. Cancellations, changes, rescheduling, or CONFIRMATION of appointments must be done through our website. Save your reservation information.
Can I arrive early?No. We do not have any space for clients who arrive early — please arrive right at the beginning of your 15 minute slot. If you arrive early, you will be asked to leave and come back during your appointment time. If you arrive late for your appointment it will be handled on a case by case basis but be aware you may be asked to have your appointment reschedule for another day.
Can multiple families pick up food in a shared vehicle?Yes, but each family must register for an appointment time. If they do not have a scheduled appointment they will not be served.
Do I "qualify" for free food?You don't have to be "poor" to use a food bank. You are welcome here — whether you're a regular client or just need to visit us once. We exist to give a hand up to anyone who is truly in need of our services. The few requirements to get food from the Marysville Community Food Bank are: You have a need for food based on your own judgment. You reside in zip codes 98270, 98271 or 98259.
Why is this service ZIP code specific?There are 19 Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition food banks that all work with their local communities to serve their residents. Please utilize the food bank in your area that is there to serve you.
How often can I come to get food?Clients may visit the Food Bank once a week for complete service. Check out other free meal opportunities every week Sunday - Friday on our resources page, here.
Does the Food Bank have dietary-friendly foods?We do our best to source low fat, low carb, sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, kosher, etc. foods, though the items will change with each service. Ask a volunteer if you are in need of something specific and they will do their best to find it!