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WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK

Help End Hunger

aka WSFB   |   Seattle, WA   |  www.westseattlefoodbank.org

Mission

The West Seattle Food Bank is committed to providing food security and community connections to our neighbors in need.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Frances Yeatts

Main address

3419 SW Morgan Street

Seattle, WA 98126 USA

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Formerly known as

Junction Community Food Bank

EIN

91-1464412

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Single Organization Support (W11)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Distribution

The WSFB offers a "shopping style" distribution method for our facility based distribution to meet the needs of the diverse population that we serve. Our families can stroll the isles with a shopping cart and choose the foods that meet with their dietary needs and cultural preferences.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Setting up off-site distributions weekly in the lobbies of five locations for the disabled, elderly and others not able to make it to the food bank.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Providing school children at risk of hunger with a "backpack" of food, including six kid-friendly meals, to ensure they have nutritious food for the weekend.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Distributing formula, baby food, diapers, car seats, strollers, toys, furniture, clothes & other accessories to help infants & toddlers get a good start.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Parents

Distributing donated pet food and other accessories to families who need help taking care of their furry friends.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Helping the families we serve access additional information and services from dozens of partner organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK

Board of directors
as of 06/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joe Everett

Seattle City Attorney

Corey Limbaugh

JP Morgan Chase

Jan Roberts

Darigold-Retired

Joan Hansen

Retired Attorney

Ted Barker

Americ Sauna & Steam

Nick Naubert

Northwestern Mutual

Nicole Lutomski

34th Legislative District

Katy Walum

U.S. Department of Labor

Rob Wells

Retired Aerospace

Syretta Warren

Neighborhood House

Ashley Baerwaldt

RBC Wealth Management

Maliha Mirza

Lutheran Community Services

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/13/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/13/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.