White Center Food Bank
The mission of the White Center Food Bank is to minimize hunger while nourishing community, nurturing self-reliance, and embracing our rich cultural diversity.
The White Center Food Bank began in the mid-1970’s as an emergency response to assist struggling families and individuals in the greater White Center and Highline areas during a major economic downturn. Much like today, many in the community were facing difficult economic conditions that left them in need of emergency food resources. In 1982 the White Center Emergency Food Association was formally incorporated and is today known as the White Center Food Bank, serving 54,018 individuals (18,191 families) in 2018. White Center as a geographic area has been subject to many changes in its micro-economic climate from influxes and growth of various immigrant groups to periods of rebirth in its business core. Current programs include daytime, evening, and seniors-only food distributions; Mobile Food Bank Program for seniors and those who are differently-abled; a Baby Pantry for diapers, formula, baby foods and other items to keep children safe, warm, and dry; community demonstration gardens and P-patches, cultural foods buying program, and grocery rescues and cooking demonstrations that double as nutrition lessons. Intake services are provided in four languages, and all written materials are provided in six languages.See more