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.

Washington Food Coalition Annual Conference, September 18-20th in Wenatchee, WA

Join other hunger relief organizations and partners in Wenatchee, WA at the Wenatchee Convention Center, September 18th-20th.  Registration is opening soon through WHOVA. 

For more details on the conference including registration, costs, tours, hotel room blocks and keynote, please link here. We are excited that Stephanie Land,
Best Selling Author, Memoirist and Economic Justice Advocate, will be our keynote speaker. 

The Netflix show, Maid, is based on her life story and is set on Kitsap Peninsula. To view the series, link here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81166770  Stephanie tells us she has a special place in heart for food banks in WA State. 

 We hope to see you in Wenatchee! 


Translation & Interpretation Project 

We are sorry to report we are out of funds for this project. 





Spring 2024 Quarterly Member Newsletter

Our Spring 2024 Newsletter is out, see attached. Read about all the accomplishments of this past state legislative session including $5 million more in EFAP for this year and next. Also, a new round of Resiliency Grants will open on April 1st. There will be a new process so please see the article in the newsletter or below in this newsletter.  We are excited to announce this year's conference - Bridging the Gap - in Wenatchee, September 18th - 20th. More on the conference coming soon. The coalition is hosting lots of trainings this spring. One happening this week! 





 Renew Your WFC Membership Today!  

 To renew your membership for 2024 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
        • Nonprofit Safety Hero is your one-stop website for free safety and health planning and training resources
        • 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. 

WFC Office Hours - The coalition will be holding office hours each month. Join the call and ask your food banking questions and learn more about the Coalition. 

Calls will take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month: 

              • May 28, 2024 02:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 833 5426 8019
Dial by your location

• +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
• +1 253 205 0468 US 


 WFC Job Board 

WFC's 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. 

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. 


 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

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


The WFC REVISED simplified guidance sheets on four topics including Masks and Facial Covering, 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 revised guidance sheets include: 

Download and print as needed for staff and volunteers.