What We Do

WFC Resources and Publications

We bring our collective knowledge together to create resources that help all of our organizations be the best they can be for our communities. Scroll down for a variety of publications, hand-outs and flyers that we have developed. 

WFC Resource Manuals can be ordered online HERE:

  • Our Best Practices Manual is by far our favorite and most popular, a collection of innovations directly sourced from our members.
  • Food Banking 101: a great place to begin when you are jumping into a food banking job. This our accompanying manual to our popular Food Banking 101 certification track offered at our 2.5 day conference.
  • Food Banking: This is a great comprehensive resource to have on hand for reference, training, and a refresher.
  • Food Safety: A Fantastic must-have reference for any hunger relief program.
  • Special Dietary Needs: A guide to better serve people with special needs and dietary restrictions.

More Useful Handouts and information from WFC:
This is info that we have gathered together and/or developed in response to needs and questions we have heard in the community and among our members. This information is available to download directly.
Food Purchasing Guide: a list of vendors that work with hunger relief programs in WA

The Food Assistance Advisory Committee

The Food Assistance  Advisory Committee, which is part of the Washington Food Coalition (WFC), plays an important role in the shaping how WSDA Food Assistance programs can provide the most value to the food assistance provider network and to those whom they serve. 

The FA Advisory Committee is compromised of a chair, Michelle Douglas, CEO of the Emergency Food Network, Tacoma, WA,  provider members, the WFC executive director, WSDA staff and other interested parties. The Advisory Committee works on making recommendations for program policy and emergency food system improvements, and streamlining program processes. Subcommittees are established and comprised of provider members, subject matter experts, stakeholders, and WSDA staff. 

The agenda is developed collaboratively by the Washington Food Coalition’s Executive Director, the Chair of the Committee and WSDA’s Food Assistance staff. 

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. All providers, including food banks, food pantries, tribal voucher providers and other partners have been encouraged to attend these meetings. 

The WFC posts notes and information from Committee meetings for anyone interested in staying informed. 

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 Advisory Committee Meetings:

The next Food Assistance Advisory Committee will meet April 30th at 9:00 a.m.

 Agenda for our April meeting

Minutes from our February meeting  

  All are welcome to attend! 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 8250 8340

October 25th, 2023 meeting 

Please find the recording of the meeting:



July 11th 2023 meeting: 

Please find the recording of the meeting here. Password is: j?ev5Q6c  

Handouts: Notes from WSDA and PowerPoint on TEFAP products coming in through the end of the calendar year. 

Meeting agenda, July 11th, 2023


April 11th, 2023 FAAC meeting: 

Meeting recording link below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/0GgR2Lw1Jne3gsrAFaRKi2mBAQ3xXO2KTjiQSodW_0ijupP0VhuPc7tgjwz5W2t0.RLU4cC0kErEVQcJJ?startTime=1681235291000    Passcode: ?1jEL&7r

Minutes from that meeting, linked here

PowerPoint shared by WSDA

Jan 17th Minutes 

December '22 Minutes

4.12.22 Agenda

Minutes for April 2022

Minutes from January 26th

8.24.21 Agenda 

Minutes from the 8.24.21 FAAC meeting 

6.17.21 Agenda 

6.17.21 FAAC Minutes

Minutes WFC Food Advisory Committee 4.15.2021 4.docx

 04.15.2021 FAAC Agenda 1.docx

Draft Meeting Minutes for the February WFC Food Advisory Committee Meeting 1.docx


2020-2021 Biennium:  

Food Procurement sheet

Food Assistance Advisory Committee Meeting July 17 2020.docx

No notes from the April 24th meeting. It was part of the WSDA COVID-19 call. 

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 '22-'23

Name Organization
Michelle Douglas, Chair Emergency Food Network 
Ahndrea Blue Making A Difference Foundation
Alan Hamilton Clark County Food Bank
Aja Bridge Rural Resources
Billie Zahn EVRC Moxee Pantry
Bob Mark Upper Valley MEND
Amanda Sparks  Orcas Island Food Bank
Nikki Lloyd Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank
Isaac McKenzie-Sullivan Thurston County Food Bank
James Scovel WSDA
David Uhl    Feeding Washington
Jeremy Wilde Highline Community Pantry
Jeannette Murphy South Kitsap Helpline
Carmen Mendez Northwest Harvest
Ken Trainor Sunrise Outreach Center
Emily Straw  Clark County Food Bank
Kim Eads WSDA
Kris Van Gasken Des Moines Food Bank
Kyle Merslich WSDA
 Adasha Turner  Modest Family Solutions
Jon Cantalini Maple Valley Food Bank
Lisa White WSDA
Mallorie Shellmer WSDA 
Mariela Barriga Highline College
 H Hanson   Pacific Coast Fruit Com.
 David Bobanick  Harvest Against Hunger
 Amelia Paul  Feeding Washington 
Peny Archer   Community Services of Moses Lake
Rick Bowlen Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties

Stacey Crnich

Bonney Lake Food Bank
Aaron Czyzewski Food Lifeline
Eric Williams 
 2nd Harvest
Claire Lane Anti Hunger and Nutrition Coalition 
Kate Ortiz Public Health Seattle - King County
Tiffani Kaech Food Lifeline
Emily Kanally 2nd Harvest