Good Cheer Food Bank


Volunteer Relations

See how Whidbey Island does outreach, recruit, engage and showing appreciation to their volunteers

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Marketing and Visibility

See the variety of ways that Good Cheer stays visible in their community

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Donor Relations

How to create and maintain relationships with donors.

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Produce Recovery

Market Recovery

Seven key elements of market recovery

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Fruit Tree Harvest

See how Good Cheer is using Google to help with Tree donors

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Food Preservation

Good Cheer Food Bank teaching clients how to preserve fruit and veggies.

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Good Cheer Food Bank and Thrift Stores is one of South Whidbey’s oldest non-profits and has been feeding those in need since 1962. The food bank uses an innovative points system based on household size, which empowers clients to choose their own food items in a grocery store setting. Good Cheer’s thrift stores are a favorite local shopping destination, providing shoppers with affordable clothing, housewares, and entertainment. As well as offering a way for the community to reuse and recycle goods that might otherwise end up in the landfill, the thrift stores provide a significant portion of the funding needed to operate the food bank.

In 2009 Good Cheer expanded its commitment to providing fresh produce through a program called Fresh Food on the Table. The program includes an on-site garden, gleaning program, grocery rescue efforts, and the many individual home gardeners who donate their excess produce to the Food Bank. In 2017 this program brought a combined total of 56,276 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to food bank shoppers.