Good Cheer Food Bank & Thrift Stores

A nonprofit organization

Mission

Good Cheer is working to create a hunger-free community on South Whidbey Island.

Central to Good Cheer's mission is the idea that asking for and receiving help is part of being in a supportive community. We believe that every person has worth and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Open five days a week, our Food Bank operates on a choice-based model where clients, using points allotted by household size, can select the foods that best suit their unique needs and preferences.

Description

Good Cheer is a grassroots community organization that has been helping neighbors in need on South Whidbey Island since 1962. Over the years, we have grown from a small group of friends collecting clothes, toys, and food during the holiday season to a shopping-model food bank, two thrift stores, a 1.5 acre garden, 20+ employees and over 200 volunteers working year-round to alleviate hunger. We serve an average of 700 families every month.

Central to Good Cheer's mission is the idea that asking for and receiving help is part of being in a supportive community. We believe that every person has worth and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Open five days a week, our Food Bank operates on a choice-based model where clients, using points allotted by household size, can select the foods that best suit their unique needs and preferences.

Started in 2009, our gardens now provide more than 18,000 pounds of fresh produce to Food Bank clients each year. In 2016, in conjunction with South Whidbey School District (SWSD), we started a one-acre farm, The Big ACRE (Abundant Community Resources for Everyone), that grows produce for the Food Bank as well as SWSD cafeterias and events. Good Cheer is also lucky to count local farms & home growers as partners in providing fresh local food to our community.

Recognition

Good Cheer appreciates all of our friends, supporters, and partner organizations in the local and greater community. Your donations are helping us build a hunger-free community.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Good Cheer Food Bank & Thrift Stores

other names

South Whidbey Good Cheer Inc.

Tax id (EIN)

23-7047914

Category

Food & Nutrition

Address

PO Box 144
Langley, WA 98260

Service areas

Langley, WA, US, 98260

Clinton, WA, US, 98236

Freeland, WA, US, 98249

Greenbank, WA, US, 98253

Phone

360-221-0130