We serve the Central Whidbey Island communities of Coupeville and Greenbank, those living within the Coupeville School District.
We distribute food on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of most months from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For detailed calendar go to the Distribution page.
We are located at 203 North Main Street; we share our building with the Boys and Girls Club.
We also distribute at the Greenbank Progressive Hall located on the corner of Bakken and Firehouse Road.
Harvest Festival Relay Races
The 2016 Harvest Fest Relay Races will be held on Saturday, October 8th, at the Coupeville Farmers Market. The relay races have become an annual fundraiser for the food bank and last year raised nearly $14,000, which helps support our mission of "respectfully providing food to those in need."
Eight teams raced in 2015. All of them survived the rain that came while the races were on. Become a team by clicking on the application form and filling it out. Have fun! Enjoy the challenge! and help those in need. Details and application here.
The Harvest Fest Relay Races are the only fundraiser Gifts from the Heart holds all year for the food bank. We depend on this fundraiser for about one/fifth of our annual expenses. This money helps us fulfill our mission of "respectfully providing food to those in need". If you would like to support your local food bank, the Relay Races are a fun way to do it and have a direct impact on our ability to buy food. Please consider putting a team together and gathering sponsors for this important event!
Pictures of the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 events can be found here.
2015 at a glance
Because of our community's dedication and generosity to the food bank, we were able to accomplish a great deal for our clents in 2015:
- We gave meals to 147 families at Thanksgiving and 168 families at Christmas;
- We served 2,551 families in 2015, which included over 6,600 individuals;
- 32% of our clients are children 0 - 18 years of age and 25% are seniors over 55;
- We send food home for the weekend with 43 elementary school children every single week during the school year.
In addition to numerous individual donations, the food bank has benefited from dozens of food drives and fundraisers held by service groups, businesses, nonprofits, churches, and schools.
All of the dedicated volunteers who keep the food bank running would like to thank you all for your generosity and continued commitment to helping us.