The Food Assistance Advisory Committee

The Food Assistance  Advisory Committee is comprised of representatives from the WFC board of directors and WFC members, as well Food Assistance providers and other interested community members. The Committee also includes staff from WSDA’s Food Assistance Programs.  All providers, including food banks, food pantries, tribal voucher providers and other partners have been encouraged to apply for membership. The purpose of the Food Assistance Advisory Committee is to provide broad stakeholder input and formal recommendations to the Washington Food Coalition Board and the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA) concerning TEFAP, CSFP and EFAP programs.

The agenda is developed collaboratively by the Washington Food Coalition’s Board, the Chair of the Committee and WSDA’s Food Assistance staff. Agenda items proposed by Food Assistance staff are given priority as this committee is primarily charged with providing recommendations to the WFC Board on policies, procedures and structural changes to the Food Assistance Programs.

The Food Assistance Advisory Committee meets a minimum of three times a year, prior to the corresponding quarterly Washington Food Coalition Board meeting. If needed, additional meetings may be held at the request of the Chair of the Committee. 

Contact us to learn more and inquire about committee membership. 

Below please find current agenda's, minutes and an archive of notes and documents from Food Advisory Committee Meetings:

2020-2021 Biennium:  

Food Assistance Advisory Committee Meeting minutes 12420.docx


Handouts from 1/24/2020 meeting: 

1.24.2020 Draft FAAC Agenda 2.docx

9.23.19 FA Advisory Committee Mtg Agenda.pdf

9.23.19 FAAC DRAFT Minutes 1.docx


2019-2020 Biennium:

7.19.19 FAAC DRAFT Minutes 2.docx

9.23.19 FA Advisory Committee Mtg Agenda.pdf

EFAP Food Procurement Priority.docx

7.30.19 FA Subcontractor Resources Task Force Minutes.docx


2019_Strategic Plan Overview_FINAL.pdf

5.20.19 FA Subcontractor Resources Task Force Minutes 1.docx

WFC Civil Rights Task Force 5.21.19 Minutes.docx

7.19.19 FAAC DRAFT Minutes.docx

WSDA Updates July 2019.docx

2017-2019 Biennium:

7.19.19 FA Advisory Committee Mtg Agenda.docx

1.30.19_FA COmmittee Meeting Minutes.pdf


TEFAP and TMP food update (3).docx

Service Count Taskforce Recommendations_4_19_19.docx

2.21.13 fap committee meeting notes.pdf9.12.2018 FA Committee Meeting - Minutes
2.21.13 fap committee meeting notes.pdf 6.29.2018 FA Committee Meeting - Minutes
2.21.13 fap committee meeting notes.pdf 5.07.2018 FA Committee Meeting - Minutes
2.21.13 fap committee meeting notes.pdf 1.29.2018 FA Committee Meeting - Minutes
1.29.2018 FA Committee Meeting - Docs
2.21.13 fap committee meeting notes.pdf 10.10.2017 FA Committee Meeting
2.21.13 fap committee meeting notes.pdf Expectations and Process 2018
2.21.13 fap committee meeting notes.pdf FA Goals FYE 2018
2.21.13 fap committee meeting notes.pdf 07.19.2017 FA Committee Meeting 

2015-2017 Biennium:


2013-2015 Biennium:
2011-2013 Biennium:


Executive Summaries from Work Plans

 Current list of Food Assistance Advisory Committee Members FY '20-'21

Organization Name
Blue Mountain Action Council Jeff Mathias, Chair
Emergency Food Network  Michelle Douglas, Vice Chair
Highline College Mariela Barriga
WSDA - Food Assistance Programs  Kim Eads
Clark County Food Bank Alan Hamilton
Community Services of Moses Lake Peny Archer
WSDA - Food Assistance Programs Kyle Merslich
Thurston County Food Bank Isaac McKenzie-Sullivan
2nd Harvest Inland NW Owen Esperas
Sunrise Outreach Center Ken Trainor
Blue Mountain Action Council Jeff Mathias
Des Moines Area Food Bank Kris Van Gasken
Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties Mike Compton
Ocean Shores Food Bank Leon Brauner
Food Lifeline Tiffani Kaech
WSDA - Food Assistance Programs  Lisa White
St Leo's Food Connection Kevin Glackin-Coley
Making A Difference Foundation  Ahndrea Blue
Rural Resources Community Action Anita Sailor
Northwest Harvest Jenn Tennent
WSDA - Food Assistance Programs Nichole Garden
Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties Rick Bowen
WSDA Food Assistance Programs James Scovel
NEW Hunger Coalition Donna Russell
Olympic Community Action Programs Marki Lockhart
Community Services of Moses Lake  Scott Kilpatrick 
Washington Food Coalition staff Trish Twomey
Upper Valley Mend Bob Mark
Food Lifeline Josh Martinez, Secretary 
Lifelong, Chicken Soup Brigade Caila Nickerson
Food Lifeline Clara Olivo
WSDA Food Assistance Programs  Katie Rains
Highline Community Pantry Jeremy Wilde
EVRC Moxee Pantry Billie Zahn