Snohomish County is known to take care of its community and make sure everyone’s needs are met. Food insecurity has been an ongoing issue with the rising costs of staple food and pantry items due to inflation. Modest Family Solutions is here to provide a free weekly food market available for everyone to stock up on food necessities. You can also find local area food banks hosting weekly assistance. Be sure to check out the Modest Family Solutions free weekly food market in Snohomish and cook up a delicious freshly prepared meal right at home.

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Help yourself to what you need at the free weekly food market hosted by Modest Family Solutions. Photo courtesy: Modest Family Solutions

Modest Family Solutions Weekly Food Market

Take a visit to the largest weekly distribution of fresh food staples ready to complete any fantastic meal at home. Modest Family Solutions in Snohomish hosts a Modest Free Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Come out and gather what you need as the community strives to promote food justice. Find culturally relevant food necessities or fill out the information form to request specific items. “Provide some input as to what’s missing in your community food banks and pantries like access to Halal meats, mustard greens, black-eyed peas, rice, yams, cactus, fish, lentils, canned chick peas, tomato paste, fresh produce and more. We are here to serve solutions, not create waste.”

Food Justice in Snohomish County

Modest Family Solutions is actively involved in the Food Justice Movement, working to “ensure universal access to nutritious, affordable, and culturally-relevant food for all, while advocating for the well-being and safety of those involved in the food production process.” Although times have been challenging post-COVID and rising inflation rates, there is still hope for equitable food access right in the heart of Snohomish County. Join Modest Family Solutions and their commitment to food justice. Learn more information about the Food Justice Movement from the Hunger Center.

Get Involved at Modest Family Solutions

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Find a variety of fresh produce and pantry staple items at the Modest Family Solutions weekly food market. Photo courtesy: Modest Family Solutions

Whether you are looking to volunteer, work or find the perfect internship, Modest Family Solutions has a variety of ways to help out and get involved right in the local community of Snohomish. Learn more about valuable volunteer opportunities and give back where it truly matters. You can also learn more about internship opportunities and fill out an online application for consideration through Washington State University. There are plenty of fantastic ways to get involved with the incredible work being done at Modest Family Solutions. Help is always welcome so feel free to reach out to the staff for more information.

Modest Food Forest
21300 99th Avenue, Snohomish

Every Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Additional Food Resources in Snohomish County

For those in need of additional food resources and located within the Snohomish School District, be sure to look into the Snohomish Community Food Bank for weekly grocery assistance. Complete the New Client Information Form and provide household verification to sign up for weekly food assistance held on Tuesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Elderly and disabled individuals can look into the home delivery program for nutritious foods delivered to your door with weekly wellness calls. Learn more about additional program offerings at the Snohomish Community Food Bank in Snohomish.

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Find additional food resources at the Snohomish Community Food Bank. Photo courtesy: Snohomish Community Food Bank

Snohomish Community Food Bank
1330 Ferguson Park Road, Snohomish

Food distribution on Tuesdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Food assistance is also available at Maltby Food Bank in Snohomish, offering food to clients weekly on Thursdays with an appointment. Send an email or give the food bank a call to get started and provide basic household information. There are also plenty of ways to donate and volunteer so keep an eye on upcoming events and ongoing volunteer needs for those interested in getting involved. There’s a fabulous way for everyone to pitch in and help fight food insecurity in Snohomish County.

Maltby Food Bank
21104 86th Avenue Southeast, Snohomish

Open for clients Thursday, by appointment only

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Take home the food items you need at the weekly market by Modest Family Solutions. Photo courtesy: Modest Family Solutions

When looking for accessible nutritional options also check out the various Snohomish County nutrition programs offered to local qualifying residents. You can also go online to the Washington 211 website or call 211 for a list of local food resources in your area. Find a complete list of Snohomish County food banks online through the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition. There are a variety of resources waiting to help put food on the table in Snohomish County.

Times may be challenging but having enough food to eat doesn’t have to be. These local Snohomish County food banks and organizations are coming together to keep the community well-fed and free from food insecurity. Those looking to get involved can check out one of the many incredible volunteer opportunities or internships in the area. Be sure to check out the Modest Family Solutions free weekly food market right in Snohomish.

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