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White Center Food Bank

Posted in Partners in Service / Thu, December 31, 2015

The White Center Food Bank (WCFB) 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 63,065 individuals (20,677 families) in 2013. 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, weekend and seniors-only food distributions; Mobile Food Bank Program for seniors and disabled clients; a Baby Pantry for diapers, formula, baby foods and equipment; community demonstration gardens and P-patches, cultural foods buying program, 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.


Posted in Partners in Service / Tue, April 05, 2016

WithinReach serves as the foremost catalyst for improvements in maternal, child and family health. We’ve been doing this work for over 27 years and we have big plans for future.

  • Kids need to eat year-round. This sounds obvious, but many—if not most—food programs are tied to the school calendar. That means that when summer comes along, kids go hungry. To us, that’s unacceptable .In 2014, we’ve been part of an effort that helped increase the number of summer meals served to kids in Washington State by 554,307 meals.
  • In the last year, our call center staff and family friendly website ParentHelp123 screened nearly 32,000 people for free and low-cost health care.
  • In 2014, we convened approximately 350 immunization leaders from across the country in a conference dedicated to improving the health of communities through immunization partnerships. In addition, we distributed childhood immunization schedules to 14,500 healthcare providers in Washington, helping them keep their patients on track and in good health. These activities increase the degree to which families, and therefore communities, are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • We not only collect great data, through badges, widgets, and a comprehensive Resource Finder, we make it easy for families to find the information they need by sharing our technology tools with them and with other organizations. No matter where families ask for help, we are helping them get answers.
  • Withinreach is committed to reducing health disparities and eliminating health inequities. We do this by training our staff to be sensitive of institutional processes (e.g. racism) that create vulnerability for certain populations, working to elevate everyone to a healthier status.

YMCA of Greater Seattle

Posted in Partners in Service / Tue, July 14, 2015

The Y is a membership organization open to all people. We welcome women, men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations and financial circumstances. Our programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the people and needs of our communities.


Posted in Partners in Service / Thu, July 20, 2017

YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish

Posted in Partners in Service / Tue, July 14, 2015

The YWCA opens doors to opportunity and self-sufficiency for women and families facing poverty, violence and discrimination. With more than 100 years experience, the YWCA is the leading organization for moving women and families out of crisis and empowering them to achieve lasting independence.