COVID-19 update: We will regularly update this page with resources for food distribution until the Orca Food Pantry re-opens when the college returns to regular non-remote services.
Donations: While the College is operating with remote services, on-campus donation bins will be not be used. Monetary donations to support the Orca Food Pantry can be made through the WCC Foundation website.
About: Established in 2016, the Orca Food Pantry provides non-perishable food and hygiene products to combat student food insecurity at Whatcom.
Community Food Resources
Bellingham Food Bank
Drive-up distributions. Folks may visit once per week and may choose among all locations which they visit. They will join a car queue and when it’s their turn, volunteers will load a pre-packed food box into their trunk or car without requiring person to person contact. There will be a bike or walk-up option as well. Pick up for up to 2 families, no paperwork required.
Tuesdays | 1 pm - 4 pm
Shuksan Middle School Parking Lot, 2717 Alderwood Ave, Bellingham
Wednesdays | 3 pm - 6 pm
Christ the King Church Parking Lot, 4173 Meridian St, Bellingham
Thursdays | 1 pm - 4 pm
Civic Athletic Complex, 1355 Civic Field Way, Bellingham
Bellingham Salvation Army Food Bank
Curbside pick-up. *Friday pick-up designated for seniors and those who are immuno-compromised.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays | 10 am - 1 pm
Fridays* | 10 am - noon
2912 Northwest Ave, Bellingham
Bellingham Southside Food Bank at Hillcrest Chapel
Please stay in cars or stand in line 6 ft apart and volunteers will help load pre-packed bags for you. Each car may pick up for 2 families.
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month | 10 am - 11:30 am
1400 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham
Lummi Food Bank
Curb side pick-up.
Fridays | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2830 Kwina Rd. Bellingham
Ferndale Food Bank
Clients are welcome to visit once per week.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays | 9 am - 11 am
1671 Main St, Ferndale
Lynden Project Hope Food Bank
Curb-side pickup. Drive up and staff will take your order then deliver to your car.
Mondays, Fridays | 9:30 am - 12 pm
Tuesdays | 3 pm - 6 pm
205 South BC Ave, Lynden
Nooksack Valley Food Bank*
Located behind Everson Presbyterian Church. *No website, phone (360) 966-4833
Thursdays | 10 am - 1 pm, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
204 N Washington St, Everson
Tuesdays | 9 am - 11:30 am
8251 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls
Mondays, Fridays | 9 am - 12 pm
Wednesdays | 5 pm - 7 pm
500 C St, Blaine