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Our food bank partners with community members, other non-profits groups and support
from the region to bring food and financial help to those who are struggling to make ends meet. 

 

Please scroll down to read about how our Family Services can help families in need.

Food Bank

Pandemic Information: During the Covid-19 Pandemic, our Food Bank is still operating during it's normal hours, but for the safety of staff, clients and volunteers, our food distribution is a drive through on the backside of our building. Please enter the parking lot from the front entrance closest to R. Avenue and follow the parking lot around back. Please remain in your car and when one of our team members comes up to the car to do an intake, we ask that you put on your mask for the safety of all. Don't have a car? Walk ups welcome. 

Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays from 1:10-3:30 pm.

How Often Can I Get Food Assistance? Twice a month however, if you are in need, please come visit us. We want to help!

What do I need to bring? Just yourself. We aren't asking for any other documents at this time. 

Emergency Shelter

Motel Vouchers - As funding and motel space is available, The Salvation Army can provide a two night voucher, once every six months for motels within Anacortes that we already have a working relationship with.

Hotel Hotline - If you need assistance outside of business hours or do not currently qualify for a voucher with us, you can call the Hotel Hotline at (360) 519-4069

Emergency Financial Assistance

Please read through the information below about our Emergency Financial Assistance Programs. As funding is available, we are able to help once every 365 days with either a past due rent or utility bill. Note that the Puget Sound Energy Warm Home Fund is a separate program from our regular Emergency Financial Assistance Program and those who qualify for it are still eligible to receive help through our normal Rental/Utility assistance programs provided they qualify. 

How Often can I get help with paying my rent or a utility bill? Once every 365 days provided your household qualifies.

Rental Help: For residents within Anacortes and La Conner, we can assist (as funding is available) with up to one month's, past due rent. Please review the list of required documents and income guidelines needed to qualify for help. Call our office at (360) 293-6682 with questions and to schedule an appointment. If you live in a motel, we are able to help with up to one week of assistance at this time.

Utility Assistance: For residents within Anacortes and La Conner, we can assist (as funding is available) with up to one month's, past due utilities. Please review the list of required documents and income guidelines need to qualify for assistance. Call our office at (360) 293-6682 with questions and to schedule an appointment.

Puget Sound Energy Warm Home Fund: For residents within Skagit County, we can assist with up to $600 dollars in past due charges per household in the 2021 calendar year. This program is separate from our regular funding so even if you've received help in the calendar year already with other utilities or rent, you may qualify for this program.

Other Vouchers

Thrift Store Vouchers:

We partner with the Kiwanis and Soroptimist thrift store to help provide shopping vouchers for emergency needs. Each household can receive one voucher once every 6 months based upon their current needs. Please note that due to the Pandemic, many thrift stores have not been open regularly. 

Bus Vouchers:

We are able to provide each household once every 30 days with two day pass bus vouchers for those traveling outside of Anacortes for a medical appointment. Photo ID required


Current 2021 Financial Guidelines

We are currently requiring households to be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines in order to receive emergency financial assistance

For Volunteer information, needs in specific areas or other general question,
please contact Beck Norman at 360-293-6682 or by email.