Who We Are
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Our Team

Our small but mighty staff team are here for you. We'd love to hear from you, help find answers to questions, and share your successes!

Member Governance

Our Board of Directors

The Washington Food Coalition is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. In addition to managing their own emergency food programs, WFC Board members devote their time and energy to statewide efforts to alleviate hunger. Board members are responsible for determining WFC policy in human resources, planning, finance, community relations, and organizational operations. 

Our History

We are the unified voice for a strong emergency food system

Mission and History

The Washington Food Coalition (WFC) actively educates and networks with organizations that strive to alleviate hunger throughout Washington.

Incorporated in 1992 as a private non-profit, WFC is the result of a merger between the Western Washington Food Coalition and Eastern Washington's Northwest Regional Food Network.  With the goal of creating an efficient, reliable network of food programs in mind, volunteer coalition members first started working together to share best practices, struggles, and triumphs across the field.


Now, WFC serves as the collective voice of more than 300 hunger relief agencies from across the state, from Walla Walla to Spokane to Moses Lake to Bellingham to Seattle to Vancouver and just about everywhere in between. Members of the WFC range from large, multi-service agencies and distribution warehouses, to meal programs and small volunteer-operated food banks in both urban and rural communities.

To help maximize our effectiveness, WFC is separated into 14 membership districts with locally elected Board Members representing every area of the state.  Each board member brings unique insight to the table about their geographic area to ensure the coalition has the widest perspective on statewide issues.  We believe this environment creates the most well rounded programs and initiatives, leading to a stronger Washington emergency food system. For more information about our membership districts please see our page on Member Governance.