Our Mission

The Hood Canal Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides nutritious food with dignity to our neighbors in need in Hoodsport and the Lower Hood Canal area through donations and the work of dedicated volunteers. Our mission is to feed the less fortunate in our area of Mason County.

Our food bank is a fully 100% volunteer-based organization. We rely upon individuals, businesses, churches, and service clubs in the community for the resources needed to sustain our mission.

Hood Canal Food Bank is an independent registered non-profit charitable 501(c)3 organization. Any donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Hood Canal Food Bank Bylaws were updated by the Board and approved by the general membership effective February, 2016.

Our History

The Hood Canal Food Bank has been serving the community for the past 32 years. We started out in a small building next to PUD1 and served approximately 25 families a month. We soon outgrew that location and moved to a larger building. When that building became too small we built an addition on the back of the Fire Hall in Hoodsport and currently give food out of the community hall at that location. We feed over 500 families a month.

What We Do

The Hood Canal Food Bank offers healthy fresh and packaged food and beverages, pet food, and personal hygiene products that have been donated from local businesses and farms, food drives and individuals.

Food is also received through other non-profit organizations such as Food Lifeline, EFAP and Northwest Harvest.  Additional meats, eggs and bulk staples are purchased with donated funds and grants from FEMA, Green Diamond, United Way of Mason County, and various service clubs. We also receive food from Community Action Council (a government run program).

No one is turned away – all are cared for.   We provide assistance to all people without regard to religious preference, race, national origin, age, sex, marital status, or disability, and all services are given at no charge or obligation.