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Washington State Department of Agriculture - Food Assistance

Washington State Department of Agriculture – Food Assistance

Implementing Agency (IA)

Department of Health

Key Contacts

Amy Sigman
IA Co-Lead
Email Amy
Jamie Wells
IA Co-Lead
Email Jamie

Note: WSDA operates statewide for their SNAP-Ed projects. They are not limited to one SNAP-Ed Region.

Washington State Department of Agriculture – Food Assistance SNAP Ed Program

About Us

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Food Assistance (FA) works with over 150 groups – including food banks, community action agencies, tribes and tribal organizations, plus others – with a common goal of reducing hunger in Washington state. In addition to federal and state food assistance programs (i.e, TEFAP, EFAP, EFAP-Tribal, and CSFP), WSDA FA administers Farm to Food Bank (FTFB), Farm to Food Pantry (F2FP), and part of the Local Food Purchasing Assistance program (LFPA), which help food banks and pantries purchase locally grown produce and other foods. Our SNAP-Ed work includes quarterly Senior Nutrition newsletters, supporting local food procurement within the emergency food system, the Cook WA meal kit pilot, and connecting food pantries with nutrition resources.

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Washington State Department of Agriculture - Food Assistance

Meet our Team!

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Washington State Department of Agriculture
Patrick Merscher
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Washington State Department of Agriculture
Jeff Mathias

Contact Us

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Jeff Mathias,

Current Programming

Community Partners

Region 1

  • Catholic Charities of Spokane
  • Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
  • Colville Confederated Tribes
  • Community Services of Moses Lake
  • Feeding Washington
  • Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation
  • Okanogan County Community Action Council
  • Rural Resources Community Action
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Spokane Edible Tree Project
  • Spokane Tribe
  • Spokane Valley Partners
  • The COVE
  • Upper Valley MEND
  • Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen

Region 2

  • Blue Mountain Action Council
  • Community Action Center
  • Confederated Tribe & Bands of the Yakama Nation
  • Council on Aging & Human Services
  • FISH Food Bank
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington
  • People for People
  • Restoration Community Impact
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Pasco
  • Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima
  • The Salvation Army – Yakima
  • Washington Gorge Action Programs
  • Washington State University Extension

Region 3

  • Bellingham Food Bank
  • Arlington Community Food Bank
  • Calvary Creekside
  • Common Threads Farm
  • Community Action of Skagit County
  • Darrington Food Bank Foundation
  • Edmonds Food Bank
  • Foothills Food Bank
  • Granite Falls Community Coalition
  • Helping Hands Food Bank of Sedro Woolley
  • Helping Hands Project Organization
  • Madres de Casino Rd
  • Childstrive
  • Lopez Island Family Resource Center
  • Lummi Indian Business Council
  • Lummi Nation
  • Millennia Ministries
  • Miracle Food Network
  • Nooksack Indian Tribe
  • North Whidbey Help House
  • Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council
  • Orcas Island Food Bank
  • Skagit Valley Neighbors in Need
  • Sky Valley Food Bank Inc.
  • SPIN Cafe
  • Stanwood Camano Food Bank Services
  • Stillaguamish Senior Center
  • Sustainable Connections
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
  • The Salvation Army – Seattle
  • Tri-Parish Food Bank
  • Whatcom Community Foundation

Region 4

  • ACT – A Common Thread
  • African Community Housing & Development
  • Asian Counseling and Referral Service
  • Bonney Lake Community Resources/Food Bank
  • City Fruit
  • East African Community Services
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • Emergency Feeding Program
  • Emergency Food Network
  • Epic Life Church Seattle
  • Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle
  • Family Works Seattle
  • FareStart
  • Food Lifeline
  • Global to Local
  • Harvest Against Hunger
  • Hopelink
  • Hunger Intervention Program
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Khmer Community of Seattle King County
  • Korean Women’s Association
  • Latino Community Fund of Washington State
  • Lifelong: Health for All
  • Living Well Kent Collaborative
  • Making A Difference Foundation
  • Mary’s Place Seattle
  • Mercy Housing Northwest
  • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
  • Multi-Communities
  • Multi-Service Center
  • Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance
  • Northwest Harvest
  • Nourish Pierce County
  • OPERATION: Sack Lunch
  • Pacific Islander Community Association of WA
  • Plateau Outreach Ministries
  • Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition
  • Rainier Valley Food Bank
  • Tukwila Pantry
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Seattle Good Business Network
  • Small Tribes Organization of Western Washington
  • Solid Ground Washington
  • South King County Food Coalition
  • Leo’s Parish – Food Connection
  • Sumner Community Food Bank
  • The Friends of Francois/Friends of Francois
  • The Prison Scholar Fund
  • The Salvation Army – Seattle
  • The Salvation Army – Puyallup
  • The Salvation Army – Adult Rehabilitation Program
  • The Silent Task Force
  • The Storehouse
  • Tilth Alliance
  • Vashon Maury Community Food Bank
  • Volunteers of America
  • Washington Food Coalition
  • White Center Emergency Food Association

Region 5

  • Central Kitsap Food Bank
  • Clark County Food Bank
  • Coastal Community Action Program
  • Coastal Harvest
  • Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason, & Thurston Counties
  • Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
  • Key Peninsula Bischoff Food Bank
  • Key Peninsula Community Services
  • Kitsap Conservation District
  • Lewis County Food Bank Coalition
  • Lower Columbia Community Action Council
  • Lower Columbia School Gardens
  • Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
  • North Kitsap Fishline Inc.
  • Olympic Community Action Programs
  • Port Angeles Food Bank
  • Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
  • Quileute Tribe
  • Quinault Indian Nation
  • South Kitsap Helpline
  • South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency
  • Southwest Washington LULAC Foundation
  • Vincent de Paul – Bremerton
  • Tenino Community Service Center
  • The Jefferson County Food Bank Association
  • The Saints’ Pantry Food Bank
  • The Salvation Army – Centralia
  • The Salvation Army – Aberdeen
  • Thurston County Food Bank
  • Vincent de Paul – Vancouver
  • Battle Ground Adventist Community Services
  • Winlock-Vader Food Bank