Neighborly giving has a profound impact on our community

Amazing news, Orcas Island community! Thanks to your support, our Give Orcas grant request was fully funded in just two and a half days. We are simply overflowing with deep appreciation for each and every one of you.

We raised $5,000 to celebrate Hispanic culture, cuisine, and food access education for our staff. Together with Alimentando al Pueblo, a Hispanic food bank from Burien, we’ll host a wonderful community fiesta. The team at Alimentando al Pueblo will be surveying our Hispanic customers and reviewing our offerings to ensure their needs are met. We’re also incorporating questions specific to the new Pea Patch Campus to ensure inclusivity and growth.

We want to extend a special thank you to the Orcas Island Community Foundation for providing this wonderful opportunity, not only for us but also for all organizations here on Orcas. Collectively, the community fully funded 26 organizations with $380,000 in just 10 days. Orcas, you have truly shown the power of our united community. Thank you for helping us promote health, wellbeing, and the rich diversity of our community. Let’s eat well and thrive together. Comamos bien y prosperemos juntos.

Amanda Sparks

Orcas Island Food Bank