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.

Retail Food Service Rule Revision

Food Safety Partners and Stakeholders from our friends at the Department of Health:

DOH is excited to announce the draft of the proposed changes to the retail food service rule, WAC 246-215, is available for review and comment.  You may view and download a copy of the proposed rule and a summary of the proposed changes at https://www.doh.wa.gov/Community

Please also view the attached one-page handout that includes a highlight of ten of the proposed changes to the food rule.  In addition, the handout includes information about six public presentations we’ll be conducting around the state in July to present the proposed changes.  We encourage you to attend one of the presentations or the online webinar.   

DOH will be accepting comments on the proposed changes until the end of July.  You may submit comments at the public presentations, through email at [email protected], or to your Food Safety Advisory Council (FSAC) representative.  The comments will be reviewed by the FSAC in September and will be used to prepare a final version to present to the state board of health in November 2019.

If you need assistance downloading the draft rule, or would like me to be connected with your FSAC representative contact Susan Shelton, Food Safety Program Public Health Advisor, Environmental Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, [email protected], 509-212-1206 


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  For your agency on the front lines of hunger:
~ We provide you a support network of peers with a wealth of shared knowledge that is always emerging and changing.
~ We enable discounted and free access to a multitude of resources, as well as staff that can help you find the answers to questions, all just a phone call or email away
~ You'll get discounted rates on all of our conferences and trainings
~ You will be eligible to run for and/or vote for your district representative to serve you on our board
~ You'll get our mailed newsletters at your doorstep (or PO Box), and monthly e-newsletters with new and emerging information about hunger, state and federal programs, innovations in programs, partnerships and service delivery, upcoming events and training opportunities near you.


Not on the front lines of hunger, but want to help?

As an individual or supportive agency or business:
~ You can become a supporting member and help strengthen our goal of making sure no one needs to go hungry in any of our communities in Washington State. 
~ Your support helps each of us to reach towards our best work and our greatest impact for our communities. 


Memberships are on a calendar year cycle January 1 - December 31st.