Community In the Time of COVID-19

Good Cheer Food Bank is here to help people in need in our community.

The Food Bank is OPEN, but with reduced hours. We will be open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Based on public health best practices, we have implemented strategies to make food selection and distribution safer for Food Bank families, volunteers, and staff during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Until further notice, we will be using a checklist to help fill your grocery needs. To save time, click on the link below to download and print a shopping list. If you have Adobe Reader, you can fill out the form before printing, or just print and fill it out, and bring it with you to the Food Bank. You can also fill out a list at the Food Bank.

We will do our best to fill your requests and package the food for you while you wait in your car or outside (please use 6-foot social distancing while you wait.) Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this difficult time together.  If possible, please limit your shopping trips, so that we can avoid crowding the waiting area and overwhelming our staff. 

Good Cheer Shopping List PDF Link (Click to open)

Are you in a high-risk group due to age or underlying medical conditions and worried about going to a public place?

Good Cheer Food Bank allows people who are already signed up with us to have a friend shop for you.  All you need to do is send a note with your name and date. If you are unable to shop during the hours we are open, please call us to arrange for home delivery.

If you need help for the first time and are isolated because of COVID-19 you can sign up for help over the phone by calling 360-221-6848.

Good Cheer is working closely with schools, volunteers, and Readiness To Learn to ensure that all who need access to food will be helped.

Good Cheer Food Bank hours:  Monday – Friday:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Our Thrift Stores and Distribution Center are both CLOSED until further notice.

Our Thrift Stores help fund Good Cheer Food Bank.  We are already seeing new shoppers signing up for the Food Bank and we’re giving extra food to families with school-aged children. If you can, please donate either online or by check – we need your help now more than ever as our community feels the effects of COVID-19.

The thrift stores are our main source of revenue, and with them closed, monetary donations will help us continue to pay our staff as well as purchase items the food bank is most in need of.

Good Cheer Food Bank is here to help people in need in our community…because of your donations!

Wondering how you can help in this national emergency?  Start right here in your community.

Make a donation to Good Cheer Food Bank online using the link on the right,

Or mail a check to: Good Cheer Food Bank / PO Box 144 / Langley, WA 98260.

We know that we can count on South Whidbey to rise to the occasion and help us meet the increased needs of our community during this time of struggle.

Thank you,

Good Cheer Staff & Volunteers

Our Food Bank…

Good Cheer’s innovative Food Bank is at the core of our mission.

We provide healthful food — including fresh locally-grown produce — to an average of 850 families each month. We need your ongoing support.

Our Thrift Stores…

Our popular Thrift Stores provide affordable “pre-owned” merchandise to shoppers in convenient locations.

Join us for enjoyable bargain hunting among friends. Your purchases are the greatest part of our financial support.

Our Community…

We are very proud of the generous support we receive from our community.

Won’t you please consider volunteering in our efforts?

We also welcome your donations!

 Food Bank Hours:

Our Food Bank at Bayview is open 5 days a week:
Mon. thru Fri.10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Our history… Good Cheer has been in the business of providing quality food to our clients, and quality merchandise to our thrift store customers, for decades. Read more about our proud history here…

Our today… Good Cheer sees partnerships with our community as keys to our ongoing success.  A fine example of that effort has been our work to develop a network of community partners to provide healthful, locally-grown produce for our food bank clients. We’ve been working since 2008 with the South Whidbey School District, and subsequently with Whidbey Island farmers,  agriculture apprentices, gleaners, and hundreds of volunteers eager to get their hands dirty for a good cause. As a result, in recent years we’ve been able to provide thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in our Food Bank each year.

Our Thrift Stores continue to attract eager customers from Whidbey Island, and from far-flung places.

Our volunteers continue to inspire us with their energy.

Our donors — individuals and corporate sponsors – continue their generous support.

Our tomorrow... All of us at Good Cheer look forward to a bright future, continuing our work with our community. Please be a part of it today!

Our Mission…

  • Fund and manage an accessible Food Bank
  • Operate and promote successful Thrift Stores
  • Involve the community as volunteers, donors and recipients
  • Educate and encourage good nutrition through effective food preparation, gardening, and a variety of classes