OUR IMPACT

The Port Angeles Food Bank gives food to 2,000 – 2,500 individuals per month.

  • About 700 Families
  • Approximately 1000 are children
  • Another 500 are elderly

We distribute about 20,000 pounds of donated food each month:

  • In 2012 we distributed over 181,694 pounds of food to the hungry in our community

We receive food donations from:

  • Individuals: Generously cleaning their pantry or growing food in their own gardens
  • Local grocery stores: Wal-Mart, Safeway, Albertsons, & Costco
  • Local Business: Papa Murphy’s, Nash’s, Franz, & Grocery Outlet
  • Other distributors: Pepperidge Farms & Sara Lee
  • Food bank distributors: Food Lifeline, and Northwest Harvest

We provide Friday Food Bags to approximately 500 elementary school children each week during the school year.

In collaboration with First Step we provided Friday Food Bags to about 250 children each week throughout the summer.

OUR SPONSORS

We receive food donations from:

  • Individuals: Generously cleaning their pantry or growing food in their own gardens
  • Local grocery stores: Wal-Mart, Safeway, Albertsons, & Costco
  • Local Business: Papa Murphy’s, Nash’s, Franz, & Grocery Outlet
  • Other distributors: Pepperidge Farms & Sara Lee
  • Food bank distributors: Food Lifeline, and Northwest Harvest

VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. The Port Angeles Food Bank appreciates your services and we will do our utmost to ensure that your volunteer experience is rewarding, productive, and safe. We are committed to respecting your skills and individual needs within the limitation of these requirements.

Volunteer Guidelines

    1. Come prepared to volunteer. Wear closed toe shoes and long pants in the warehouse. Sandals, tank tops, and offensive clothing are not permitted. Necklaces and long earnings pose a safety concern in the warehouse.

    1. All volunteers must wear a name badge for easy identification.

    1. All personal belongings including purses, backpacks, computers, etc., should be left in your vehicle. Volunteers leaving before the end of a shift must advice the manager on duty.

    1. All volunteers must check in with the manager on duty before signing in. All volunteers must sign in at the beginning of their shift and sign out after completing their shift.

    1. Port Angeles Food Bank assumes o responsibility for damage to or loss of personal property of volunteers. Volunteers participate at their own risk and agree to use personal insurance, or that provided by group organization, as the primary provider in case of an incident either to self or personal property.

    1. Be safe! Use proper lifting techniques, using your legs to push upwards, keeping your back straight and body balanced. Solicit the help of another person to lift objects over 20 pounds. Ask for help if you need assistance.

    1. Follow staff instruction and complete duties as assigned. Ask for help, as needed. Running, shouting, horseplay, tossing food, riding pallet jacks, and walking or stepping on pallets is not permitted. Report possible hazards and/or unsafe activities immediately to the manager on duty.

    1. Only Food Bank staff or certified volunteers may operate forklifts. Only trained adult volunteers may operate the and pallet jack. Youth volunteers may not work around forklifts, pallet packs, or participate in the loading and unloading of vehicles while power equipment is present or the operation of fleet vehicles.

    1. Keep your work area clean and assist with clean up at the end of your volunteer shift. Wash hands before and after handling food items, after your break, smoking, or returning from the restroom.

    1. Keep your work area clean and assist with clean up at the end of your volunteer shift. Wash hands before and after handling food items, after your break, smoking, or returning from the restroom.

    1. Anyone under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be permitted to volunteer. Smoking is permitted during breaks and must be done in designated smoking areas only.

    1. Harassment of any kind is not tolerated by staff or volunteers. Any behavior, including but not limit to, violence, offensive speech, or jokes that are intended to create discord or restrict volunteers or staff from working will not be tolerated. Report incidents immediately to the manager on duty.

    1. Food or any product may not be taken from the warehouse or food sorting areas without prior approval from the manager. Unauthorized possession will be considered stealing and will lead to immediate discontinuation of volunteering

    1. Youth volunteers (Age 14 & Over) must have a parent/guardian permission slip on file in order to volunteer. Youth volunteers, ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older; they are to be monitored on a continuous basis.

    1. Usage of personal cell phones is acceptable; however, continual abuse of this privilege may result in termination of privilege or complete dismissal.

    1. Attendance policies specify that you must call before your shift to cancel if you are unable to come as agreed upon. If you do not call, we consider this a “no call/no show” which is grounds for dismissal.

    1. If you need paperwork signed for your volunteer/community service obligations you are responsible for bringing it in with you to your scheduled shift

  1. The Food Bank inclement weather policy states: If poor, unsafe, and/or severe weather occurs the Food Bank may be closed by the administrative manager and/or operations manager. A message notifying the public will be posted on each entrance/exit if possible of the Food Bank and a pre-recorded message will also be left on the Food Bank’s main telephone line. Please call to make sure the Food Bank is open if there is questionable weather.

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NEWS & EVENTS

 

DONATIONS

We rely on local monetary donations for the bulk of our operating funds. Your cash donation helps keep our lights on, our trucks filled with gas and our refrigerators and freezers cold.

We also purchase tons of food each year at incredible discounts from wholesalers who sell only to food banks. A $100 donation will typically buy more than 1,000 pounds of food for Port Angeles’ hungry families.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

News & Events

Welcome to our new website

We would like to welcome you to our new Port Angeles Food Bank website.

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CONTACT US

Address: 402 S Valley St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 452-8568
Transit: 5th and Oak

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