Feeding Families in Stanwood

December 7, 2021

How BCS is aiding Stanwood Food Bank in addressing food insecurity


In 2020, BCS donated more than 10,000 sq ft of storage space to the Stanwood Food Bank. When COVID hit, families’ need for food increased significantly as food supply shortages hit across the shelves of America. Schools closed, leaving parents to feed their children 3 meals a day. Since the start of the pandemic, food insecurity in Washington alone has doubled.

BCS Stanwood food bank warehouse

The Stanwood Food Bank facility is very small. With an increase in demand and funding for the H.O.P.E. Meals for Kids program, the Stanwood Food Bank quickly realized they were going to need more space and BCS was happy to help out, donating dry storage and freezer space at the BCS Stanwood plant.

The food bank stores everything from meats, pies and Thanksgiving turkeys, as well as essential pantry foods like cereal, water, juices, snacks, peanut butter and more.

The plant is also close to I-5, making it a quick jaunt to Seattle and Bellingham. For Washington’s farmers, the community of Stanwood could be an ideal choice due to its farm industry and culture.

This is why BCS chose Stanwood in 2020 for their newest facility, which offers a unique opportunity for businesses to process, store, and ship food products all under one roof. Feeding families is what we do.

Graphic provided by Seattle Good Food Kitchens

“We do a lot with the Bellingham Food Bank, Food Lifeline, partner with our customers to help them donate any extra food that they have available, and then we provide that service free of charge to the food banks so they can give back to the community,” said
Plant Manager, Glen McKay.

Just down the road from the BCS Stanwood plant, we’re so grateful for the work they do feeding community members in need. Thank you, Stanwood Food Bank!


GET INVOLVED

You can support the Stanwood Food Bank by visiting their thrift store, open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Proceeds from the thrift store go to support the food bank. They also take food donations on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. The address is 27030 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292, USA.

If you are experiencing food insecurity, please visit the Stanwood Food Bank on Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.