Bellingham Food Bank

About Bellingham Food Bank

Founded as Alternatives to Hunger in 1972, Bellingham Food Bank has worked against hunger for 50 years. Bellingham Food Bank envisions a community with a thriving food system where everyone has equitable access to the food they need and want.

They reduce hunger by creating access to high quality, desirable food and other essentials; building a responsive regional hunger relief network; and by disrupting racism, because of its historical and structural connection to hunger and poverty.

Bellingham Food Bank works with community members, including Faith Lutheran Church, to grow their own fresh produce for consumption or for donation

For information on hours or volunteering at the Bellingham Food Bank, visit their website:

Faith Lutheran Church's Collaboration

Faith Lutheran Church is committed to supporting Bellingham Food Bank and its efforts to eliminate hunger in our community. In worship services, we take an extra collection called "Loaves and Fishes" that we donate specifically to Bellingham Food Bank.  Additionally, we periodically collect items requested by Bellingham Food Bank for the work they do within the community.

Faith Lutheran Community Garden gardeners are encouraged to donate their extra produce to the food bank. 

A Faith Lutheran Church member serves on Bellingham Food Bank's board of directors, and other Faith Bellingham members are BFB volunteers.