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Bellingham Food Bank - Donation Sorting

Bellingham Food Bank - Donation Sorting


Who are we serving?

Families who live within the Bellingham city limits and need some extra groceries.


Who is helping connect us to their needs?

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Bellingham Food Bank works to make high quality and health food available to anyone who needs it. Our motto is “HUNGER IS UNACCEPTABLE.” We believe in serving people with respect and dignity. We receive thousands of pounds of donated food from our wonderfully supportive community and we rely on more than 200 regular weekly volunteers to pick up, sort and distribute food.


How are we serving?

Help us get healthy food to those who need it. While weekly volunteers form the backbone of our efforts, we also need groups to come in and help us sort our growing stacks of non-perishable donations. That’s where your small group comes in! BFB can host groups of 5-20 at the downtown location (1824 Ellis Street) spacious upstairs warehouse. A time commitment of 2-5 hours is required. Children 7 years old and up are welcome; however, adult to child ratio is important. Please bring gloves, water and a snack (if desired). Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and it's recommended they be supportive and comfortable. Available times include days Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat and evenings Wed/Fri/Sat. 


Who do you contact?

Once your group has a couple dates/times that work, have one person contact Julia Raider at sorting@bellinghamfoodbank.org or 360.393.2838 and schedule a time works on their end. Make sure you know how many folks are coming and the ages of any children you’re bringing so they can plan ahead.

If you need help in the process, Wendy at CTK is available (wendyp@ctk.church or 360-733-1337 ext 212) Please share your project with us by using the hashtag #CTKserves on social media!

At CTK, we value authenticity, simplicity, empowerment, relationship, and caring about the community we live in. One key way we serve is by empowering small groups to make a difference through our local partners who address important issues for those in the hardest life circumstances. The opportunity below is a chance to tangibly demonstrate God's care, compassion, and love for those around us. As your church, we hope this makes it easy for you to put the Great Commandment to love your neighbor as yourself into action