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.


                                                                                                         2022 WFC Fall Hybrid Conference  

Breaking Through in '22 

September 28th - 30th, 2022 

Please join us in Bremerton at the Kitsap Conference Center.  

Presented by: United HealthCare & Humana 

REGISTER NOW!  

The Washington Food Coalition (WFC) is excited to announce our September Annual Conference in September in Bremerton, WA. 

We will be offering both an in-person and virtual option through Whova for our conference attendees.

The conference will include our favorite traditions including tours of local hunger relief organizations, farms and agricultural projects, and other local sites; district baskets, Movie, Book Club and fabulous keynote speakers, plus access to 25 sessions to learn from and build new skills. There will be lots of opportunities to connect with fellow attendees and as always, have fun and make new connections. More information on our Event tab/Annual Conference. 


 WFC NEW Job Board 

WFC's Job Board!

Post your open positions, internships, contract positions, plus your part time and fulltime positions.  Post your resume and sign up for texts to notify you of new job openings. 

Link here to the job board: https://wfc.mcjobboard.net/jobs or check it on Quick Links. 

Help support the work of the Washington Food Coalition by making your tax deductible donation today. The WFC supports food programs across the State of Washington by providing technical assistance, and more recently, by providing information and resources on COVID-19. We are sending out a e-newsletter to all members and friends on current COVID resources from the Department of Health, WSDA, the USDA and the Center for Disease Control, plus many others. We have distributed supplies such as gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and signage, to assist programs across the state in serving their clients. We are sponsoring a variety of trainings to inform our members how to navigate during these unprecedented times. 


WFC's Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2022 

Our Summer 2022 Quarterly Newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure! 

Our Summer 2022 Newsletter is out!  Lots of exciting news to share!

Mark your calendars for July 7th at noon for a WA State listening session hosted by the WFC and the Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Coalition. We want to gather your input for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Read about the 2022 Fresh Results Award Winner and the nominees. Hear about the Get Certified! Program - rolling out the coalition's work regarding the Certified Food Protection Manager requirement from DOH. Plus an update from WSDA. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Trish at [email protected]

 

 


Renew Your WFC Membership Today! 

To renew your membership for 2022 click here. It's quick and easy. Membership is based on a sliding schedule of your food program's budget starting as low as $25/yr. 

Your membership comes with many benefits including:  

                • Discounted fee to our annual conference and other trainings and events
                • A discounted copy of valuable resources manuals, and discounted pricing on additional copies – Food Safety, Special Dietary Needs, Food Banking 101, and Best Practices. 
                • Weekly, monthly e-newsletters and quarterly newsletters
                • Training opportunities for staff & volunteers plus technical assistance, answering your questions about programs and services, models and best practices, how to get started, and more.
                • On-line Food Bank Certification course for your staff/volunteers
                • Access to a discounted membership with WA Nonprofits, for even more fabulous trainings that are offered both online and in person, all across the state
                • Access to over 300 other WFC members – your colleagues in the fight against hunger!
                • You have a vote in the election of your District representatives.
                • Discounted agency insurance through Conover/Great American Insurance. 

 If your EFAP lead pays your membership dues, we will notify you when they pay on your behalf.


COVID RESOURCES 

 WSDA is hosting calls every month on Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, for Food Assistance program subcontractors and contractors to hear the latest news on programs and resources affecting programs during the COVID-19 virus. Calls are optional. 

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

EFAP and TEFAP Contractors have their own calls monthly on Fridays. Contact WSDA to get information to join those calls. 

There is a lot going on in our state right now and I encourage you to stay informed of news regarding Covid-19, a strain of the Coronavirus, and how you can protect yourself and those you serve. 


COVID-19 - Resources We Created For You!  

PowerPoint on Distribution Models: 

The coalition created a new resource on food distribution methods and what it means to move into the next phases of the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Safe Plan. To view the PowerPoint click here

 


Guidance Sheets: 

If you are a contractor or subcontractor of EFAP, TEFAP or CSFP you should have received new, simplified guidance sheets for your organization’s staff and volunteers.

The WFC created simplified guidance sheets on five topics including Masks and Facial Covering, Accepting Food Donations, What to Do When a Staff Person or Volunteer has COVID Symptoms, and Distributing Food Indoors and Outdoors.

Each sheet boils down the important points you need to know and to follow. They are footnoted with sources and provide links to state policies from DOH, L & I and the Governor’s Proclamations.

The WFC created simplified guidance sheets on five topics including: 

1. Masks and Facial Coverings

2. Accepting Food Donations 

3. When a Staff or Volunteer has COVID Symptoms 

4. Distributing Food Indoors 

5. Distributing Food Outdoors

 Other important guidance:

PPE Vendors: 

Click here to see the coalition's PPE Vendors list for Hand Sanitizer, Signage, Gloves, Masks, Disinfectant Spray and Wipes and Thermometers.
If you have resources to share, please let us know.