We Stand in Solidarity
We believe sincerely that Black Lives Matter. At the West Seattle Food Bank, we see first-hand every day the results of the deep inequity in our society. We stand in solidarity with those who face injustice, violence, and inequitable opportunities.
We recognize that systemic inequities and institutionalized racism pervade all aspects of society. Notably for us, they are driving factors in food insecurity and housing instability. Black households are twice as likely to face food insecurity as White households, and Black households face evictions at a disproportionate rate compared to White households.
As an organization committed to strengthening our community, we acknowledge these injustices. We actively work to educate ourselves and our community on these systems of oppression, our role within these systems, and the disproportionate impact they have on the lives of our Black neighbors and neighbors of color.
We stand in solidarity with the protesters here and across the country who are fighting for the lives and freedom of all Black people. We remain committed now more than ever to our mission of neighbors helping neighbors.
TAKING CARE OF OUR COMMUNITY
It is our priority to keep our community healthy while continuing to ensure all our neighbors have access to food, emergency financial assistance, diapers, and other basic needs.
Here’s how you can help:
You can help your neighbors right now by making a monetary gift, which allows us the flexibility of using funds for specific needs that
arise from this uncertain situation. We also have the option for you to become a Circle of Neighbor monthly donor and provide sustaining support for your neighbors today and into the future.
Thank you for your willingness to support your West Seattle community, especially in times of uncertainty. We are grateful to have such caring and dedicated neighbors.
As of March 1st, the West Seattle Food Bank and
West Seattle Helpline’s merge into one stronger organization was completed. We are excited to combine forces and, with neighbors like you, improve and expand our services in this community. Joined together as one organization, our comprehensive services include:
All the needed programs that both agencies provided in the past will continue as we move to serve this community in a more efficient and effective manner. Together we can prevent hunger and homelessness in West Seattle through the power of neighbors helping neighbors.