We are working the front lines of hunger... all across Washington State.

We are your coalition of emergency food providers, governed and directed by people in the trenches, representing all areas of the state. We are based in community to serve our communities. Gathering strength through peers, organizing to find common goals, bringing our shared values together to create a strong collective voice of the emergency food system.


Registration is now OPEN!  2019 WFC Conference, September 23-25th in Kennewick at the Three Rivers Convention Center. For all the details click here


 

 


 

The Washington Food Coalition is looking for a new Executive Director

Please click here for position description.

Retail Food Service Rule Revision

Food Safety Partners and Stakeholders from our friends at the Department of Health:

DOH is excited to announce the draft of the proposed changes to the retail food service rule, WAC 246-215, is available for review and comment.  You may view and download a copy of the proposed rule and a summary of the proposed changes at https://www.doh.wa.gov/Community
andEnvironment/Food/FoodWorkerandIndustry/
FoodSafetyRules/FoodCodeRuleRevision.     

Please also view the attached one-page handout that includes a highlight of ten of the proposed changes to the food rule.  In addition, the handout includes information about six public presentations we’ll be conducting around the state in July to present the proposed changes.  We encourage you to attend one of the presentations or the online webinar.   

DOH will be accepting comments on the proposed changes until the end of July.  You may submit comments at the public presentations, through email at [email protected], or to your Food Safety Advisory Council (FSAC) representative.  The comments will be reviewed by the FSAC in September and will be used to prepare a final version to present to the state board of health in November 2019.

If you need assistance downloading the draft rule, or would like me to be connected with your FSAC representative contact Susan Shelton, Food Safety Program Public Health Advisor, Environmental Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, [email protected], 509-212-1206 

 



Congratulations to New & Returning District Reps! 

Congratulations to our new and returning District representatives!  We are thrilled to have three new board members from District 9 and 13. 

Here are the results of our 2019 District Elections. 

District 1   Anita Sailor, Rural Resources

District 3   Scott Kilpatrick, Community Services
                   of Moses Lake

District 5   Cecilia Chavez, Toppenish Food Bank
                   Raquel Alcala, St. Vincent Centers

District 7   Jeff Mathias, Blue Mtn. Action Council 

District 9   Dan Lancaster, Maple Valley Food Bank*
                   Cori Walters, Issaquah Food Bank*

District 11 Kellie McNelly, ROOF Food Bank
                   Robert Coit, Thurston County Food Bank

District 13 Leon Brauner, Ocean Shores Food Bank
                  Robert (Bob) Ryan, North Pacific County
                  Food Bank*

 * new district reps

The Board of the WFC meets quarterly.  Our next meeting is July 19th.  

To see a complete list of Board members click here