Who We Are
The South King County Food Coalition is a member driven service organization founded in 1983 to assess the needs of south King County food banks, organize their collective efforts and assure the effective distribution of food to south county residents.
Need to find a food bank in your area? Click here for a listing of food banks serving south King County.
The South King County Food Coalition is dedicated to seeing their member agencies provide on-going nutritionally balanced food for people in need.
We accomplish this by:
1. Securing and distributing quality food to clients at no cost!
2. Seeking to meet a minimum standard unit of service that clients can rely on monthly.
3. Educating clients about food nutrition and knowledge of how to use the food they receive at food banks.
4. Providing resources and referral information so clients are able to coordinate community services and find help in their own community.
5. Increase public awareness of hunger in our community.
Who We Serve
42% of those served are children
13% are elderly
45% are adults 18-60 years of age
28% of households had adults who missed meals in the last month
They are poor: The median income for King County households is $47,000 yet 90% of house hold receiving food bank services are below $15,000, and 62% are below $10,000 in yearly income.
Where Our Food Comes From
48% -- Food distributers (Food Life Line & Northwest Harvest)
16% -- Local grocers or farmers
16% -- Food purchased
8% -- Local churches
4% -- Government
8% -- Other
What's Ahead For Food Banks
-Greatly increased demand for services due to unemployment and falling wage levels.
-Competition for charitable donations
-Increased operating costs (transportation, storage, rent, utilities, etc...)
-Instability of funding sources due to economic conditions