PCC Food Bank Program

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With your donation, PCC purchases nutritious bulk foods that are most needed at each food bank such as grains, beans, pasta, raisins, pancake mix and much more at discounted wholesale prices.

One hundred percent of all funds donated to the PCC Food Bank Program goes directly to the food banks in the form of food or cash; none is used for administrative costs.

Food Bank Program wins award

FMI Community Outreach Awards

In February 2014, The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the six winners of its 2013 Community Outreach Awards. The awards recognize the creative, charitable programs established and carried out by food retailers to enhance the lives of those in the communities they serve. PCC is proud to have our Food Bank Program recognized as one of the winners in the Food Insecurity category.

Every time you reuse a bag at PCC, a five cent donation is made, which is divided equally between the PCC Food Bank Program and PCC Farmland Trust. Between this no-fuss donation and additional customer donations, we collected an impressive $137,386.30 for our partner food banks in 2013. FMI’s Community Outreach award includes a $1,000 donation to this program.

One hundred percent of these funds go towards our purchases of bulk foods at wholesale prices: over the last year, the program purchased almost 72,000 pounds of healthy pantry staples like beans, raisins, granola, soup mix and lentils. The food is repackaged into family-sized portions at volunteer work parties that are scheduled every other month for each of the food banks we partner with.

PCC welcomes a new partner food bank

PCC is very happy to welcome the North Helpline Food Bank, also known as the Lake City Food Bank, as our 11thpartner in the PCC Food Bank Program. Through customer donations, PCC will purchase bulk foods and hold packaging parties bi-monthly at the food bank.

Learn more about volunteering at these packaging parties or contact us at206-547-1222.

Everyone deserves good food year-round.

Volunteer at a packaging work party

Every other month, PCC purchases bulk food at wholesale prices and with the help of volunteers, packages it into family-sized portions for distribution at each partner food bank.

Partner food banks

Meet our 11 partner food banks and consider volunteering at one of our monthly packaging parties.

Ways to help

There are many ways to get involved from reusing a bag to donating non-perishable products.

Donate online

Make a difference when you donate to the PCC Food Bank Program. Each dollar donated buys about two pounds of basic bulk food that will give nourishment — and hope — to a hungry family in our community.

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What does your donation buy?

The answer is — a lot!

A $5 donation purchases 25 servings of granola, 20 servings of veggie soup mix and up to 70 servings of lentils.

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