The Foothills Community Food Partnership Steering Committee wants thank all who attended the Foothills Food Summit!

60 attendees gathered at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center on Thursday, October 10th to hear about the current state of the food landscape, what has been done since the last food summit, and participate in a World Café conversation around what is going well, opportunities to grow and change, and how they would be excited to contribute to the community effort to improve food access in the Foothills. 

      The next step of this process is to analyse the responses of the World Café discussion and draft strategies  for moving forward. The Foothills Community Food Partnership Steering Committee will draft an updated Food Access Plan, for your review and feedback, which will then provide a framework for community action, highlighting the services, facilities, and programs that will help improve healthy food access in the Foothills region.
Many Summit participants were interested in volunteering for the various Foothills Food Access activities. If you are still interested in volunteering check out the opportunities below!

Community Meals: Occur on the first Tuesday of every month. Volunteer opportunities include hosting a meal, helping to prepare, serve, or clean up after a meal. 

Mobile Food Pantry Distribution: Held on the first Saturdays and third Fridays of every month. Volunteering includes helping unpack, distribute, and clean up. 

Spring/Winter Pantry Box packing: Volunteers are needed to pack winter pantry boxes for Mt. Baker School District youth and families. 

For all volunteer opportunities please contact the EWRRC Offices at 360-599-3944 or email Jessica Bee.
There will be no Community Meal in November. Stay tuned for a holiday style meal in December hosted by the Community Meals Committee!

Interested in Hosting a meal? Contact Jessica at the EWRRC.

Thank you Twin Sisters Farmers Market for the wonderful season!

Check out Recipes for the Harvest of the Month here!


Food Lifeline, working in collaboration with the Foothills Food Bank and the Opportunity Council have changed the schedule of the Mobile Food Pantry distribution at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center! Please see the updated flyer below with more information. 

Saturday, November 2nd (doors at 10 AM, distribution 11:30-12:30 PM) & Friday, November 15th (distribution 10 AM - 11 AM)

To volunteer call (360) 599-3944 
English/Spanish/Russian Mobile Food Pantry Flyer
Did you know? The EWRRC property is growing! Building Two will provide a permanent home for the Foothills Foodbank and will offer the community two multipurpose rooms. These rooms will each have their own exterior entrances which will support a more private meeting setting. 

Would you like to know more about the development of Building Two? Please sign up for their e-news by clicking

If you have updates or ideas to share, or want to be involved in any of the projects listed in the Foothills Food Access Plan, please contact us at or call Jessica Bee at (360) 599-3944.

Thank you for your passion and dedication to improving healthy food access in the Foothills Community!

Foothills Community Food Partnership
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