We are working the front lines of hunger... all across Washington State.

We are your coalition of emergency food providers, governed and directed by people in the trenches, representing all areas of the state. We are based in community to serve our communities. Gathering strength through peers, organizing to find common goals, bringing our shared values together to create a strong collective voice of the emergency food system.


 WFC NEW Job Board 

Announcing the WFC's new Job Board! Post your open positions, internships, contract positions, plus your part time and fulltime positions.  Post your resume and sign up for texts to notify you of new job openings. 

Link here to the job board: https://wfc.mcjobboard.net/jobs or check it on Quick Links. 

 


2022 Fresh Results Awards 

We are thrilled once again to open nominations for our Fresh Results Award, presented in partnership with WSDA (Washington State Department of Agriculture) since 2014! This is your chance to highlight the amazing and innovative partnerships and projects involving the agricultural community -- to bring farm fresh, healthy produce to hungry people throughout Washington.

We will award one program or project, plus several honorary mentions, that exemplifies a commitment to farm fresh food and connecting that produce to those you serve at our conference in April 2022 in Wenatchee. 

The award winner will receive a monetary grant a well as be highlighted with an official award presentation at the Washington Food Coalition annual conference in April. The program or project must be with a hunger relief agency that is currently a contractor or subcontractor with one of the WSDA Food Assistance Programs. This would be if your agency receives and distributes TEFAP commodities, CSFP, or participates in EFAP.

Please click here to find the 2022 Fresh Results nomination form. Submit your entry today! 

Nominations are due by midnight February 7th. If you have questions or need the form, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 877-729-0501.


 DONATE to the WASHINGTON FOOD COALITION!

Help support the work of the Washington Food Coalition by making your tax deductible donation today. The WFC supports food programs across the State of Washington by providing technical assistance, and more recently, by providing information and resources on COVID-19. We are sending out a e-newsletter to all members and friends on current COVID resources from the Department of Health, WSDA, the USDA and the Center for Disease Control, plus many others. We have distributed supplies such as gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and signage, to assist programs across the state in serving their clients. We are sponsoring a variety of trainings to inform our members how to navigate during these unprecedented times. 


WFC's Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2021 

Our winter 2021 Quarterly Newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure! 

Articles include understanding the TEFAP commodities (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) ordering process written by WSDA staff, an update on WFC's work on our Nutrition Policy, written by our Dietetic Intern Ebony Taylor-Walker-White; introducing our Fresh Results Award program for programs or projects working with the agricultural community and reminders on membership renewal and the April In-person Conference.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Trish at [email protected]

  


 Renew Your WFC Membership Today! 

To renew your membership for 2022 click here. It's quick and easy. Membership is based on a sliding schedule of your food program's budget starting as low as $25/yr. 

Your membership comes with many benefits including:  

                • Discounted fee to our annual conference and other trainings and events
                • A discounted copy of valuable resources manuals, and discounted pricing on additional copies – Food Safety, Special Dietary Needs, Food Banking 101, and Best Practices. 
                • Weekly, monthly e-newsletters and quarterly newsletters
                • Training opportunities for staff & volunteers plus technical assistance, answering your questions about programs and services, models and best practices, how to get started, and more.
                • On-line Food Bank Certification course for your staff/volunteers
                • Access to a discounted membership with WA Nonprofits, for even more fabulous trainings that are offered both online and in person, all across the state
                • Access to over 300 other WFC members – your colleagues in the fight against hunger!
                • You have a vote in the election of your District representatives.
                • Discounted agency insurance through Conover/Great American Insurance. 

 If your EFAP lead pays your membership dues, we will notify you when they pay on your behalf.


COVID RESOURCES 

 WSDA is hosting calls every month on Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, for Food Assistance program subcontractors and contractors to hear the latest news on programs and resources affecting programs during the COVID-19 virus. Calls are optional. 

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 564-999-2000,,201771266#   United States, Olympia

EFAP and TEFAP Contractors have their own calls monthly on Fridays. Contact WSDA to get information to join those calls. 

There is a lot going on in our state right now and I encourage you to stay informed of news regarding Covid-19, a strain of the Coronavirus, and how you can protect yourself and those you serve. 


COVID-19 - Resources We Created For You!  

PowerPoint on Distribution Models: 

The coalition created a new resource on food distribution methods and what it means to move into the next phases of the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Safe Plan. To view the PowerPoint click here

 


Guidance Sheets: 

If you are a contractor or subcontractor of EFAP, TEFAP or CSFP you should have received new, simplified guidance sheets for your organization’s staff and volunteers.

The WFC created simplified guidance sheets on five topics including Masks and Facial Covering, Accepting Food Donations, What to Do When a Staff Person or Volunteer has COVID Symptoms, and Distributing Food Indoors and Outdoors.

Each sheet boils down the important points you need to know and to follow. They are footnoted with sources and provide links to state policies from DOH, L & I and the Governor’s Proclamations.

The WFC created simplified guidance sheets on five topics including: 

1. Masks and Facial Coverings

2. Accepting Food Donations 

3. When a Staff or Volunteer has COVID Symptoms 

4. Distributing Food Indoors 

5. Distributing Food Outdoors

 Other important guidance:

PPE Vendors: 

Click here to see the coalition's PPE Vendors list for Hand Sanitizer, Signage, Gloves, Masks, Disinfectant Spray and Wipes and Thermometers.
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