If you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have enough resources to feed yourself and your family, Good Cheer is here for you. No one will be turned away without food.
If you have additional needs, please let us know. We may be able to help.
Choose what you need
The Food Bank is set up as a grocery store so you are able to choose what is right for you. Shelves are stocked with fresh produce, pantry staples, personal care items, and products that meet special diets. All items in the food bank are “priced” with points. Each household gets a specific amount of points based on the number of people to “spend” on the items they need. Points are issued on a monthly basis and you can come as often as you need until you are out of points. Leftover points do not roll over to the next month.
When you arrive, grab a shopping cart if one is available in the entry way, and head around the corner to the left to the intake window. At the first visit each month you will be asked to fill out a form with basic household information (names, address, ages). No proof is required for the information you provide. To check in during following visits in the month, tell the intake volunteer your last name so they can access your file. Contact the Food Bank if you have any questions.
The best time to shop to avoid a wait and a crowd is in the second or third week of the month and the middle of the day.
Other ways to access the Food Bank
If you are not able to visit the food bank during our hours of operation, Good Cheer is still here for you. You can:
1. Send someone to shop for you. Once you’re signed up to use the food bank, you can call or send a signed note allowing another person to shop on your behalf, either just once or ongoing.
2. Send your order ahead. Fill out and submit a shopping list with what you need. We will fill your order, and have it ready to go. Contact the Food Bank for more information or to submit a request. Please allow up to 3 days processing time. You will receive confirmation when we receive your request and when your order is ready.
3. Get your groceries delivered. Good Cheer offers home delivery. Fill out and submit a shopping list and someone will bring your groceries to you. Contact the Food Bank for more information or to submit a request. Please allow up to 3 days processing time.
We would love to accept donations of food items that are fresh, unopened, and good to eat. Donations are accepted Monday - Friday, 9 to 3 at our Bayview site: 2812 Grimm Rd. Langley, WA 98260. More information can be found on our food donation page.
Volunteers are the heart of Good Cheer. Food bank volunteer shifts help with checking people in, checking out, stocking shelves, cleaning, and driving our trucks. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our volunteer page to learn how to sign up.
Farm to Food Pantry
WSDA’s Farm to Food Pantry Initiative uses state funds to help hunger relief organizations across the State purchase fresh produce from their local farmers, increasing access to healthier food options for Washington residents. Good Cheer uses these funds to buy vegetables that increase the diversity of our offerings, especially in the winter. And we love that it allows us to contribute financially to the farmers that have generously supported us for years.