Salt of the Earth Food Bank - SaltoftheEarthFoodBank.org
  Contact   |   Soup Kitchen   |   Community   |   Sandra's Story   |   Peggy's Story   |   Links   |   View "Open Tasks"  Volunteers are Needed For
Click here to make an online donation to Salt of the Earth Food Bank. Help Feed Needy / Homeless Families in Snohomish County
SERVING NEEDY AND HOMELESS FAMILIES AS WE SEEK THE HOLY SPIRIT'S LEADING IN OUR MINISTRIES
ANNOUNCEMENTS

* CitrineHealth.org offers programs for the needy in Snohomish County. Through Citrine Health you can:

Apply for DSHS Basic Food Programs (English)
Apply for DSHS Basic Food Programs (Spanish)
and ...
WA Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program over the phone.

Welcome to SaltoftheEarthFoodBank.org. Our food bank is located in Everett, WA, where we provide food and clothing to approximately 6,000 people each month in Snohomish County through our food bank and soup kitchen. Most of our food is donated from area supermarkets, though we've done one food drive, and hope to do more.

HELPING THE HOMELESS

Through the call to the obedience that comes by faith, and the transforming power of Jesus Christ, we hope to aid and mentor people through our ministry / food bank.

We've seen God's Word prove true in our own lives, and now we want to take this to the lost sheep, just as Jesus once saw us.

Not only do we want to call people to action and help the homeless on our city streets, but also help those who are currently living in shelters, or living in their cars. They're homeless as well, and more and more people are likely to end up this way, if current trends continue.

Which they're very likely to do.

As the economy in America suffers further set backs during modern times, more and more are losing their jobs, and living with relatives and friends. Any one of us at any time could find the doors to our employment suddenly closed one day.

Homelessness is a growing reality for many Americans who most likely thought that our country would continue to experience peace and prosperity, as it has in decades past.

ALL HOMELESS AND NEEDY ARE WELCOME. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE OR JUDGE PEOPLE ON AGE, RACE, GENDER, ETC.

In choosing not to discriminate, we follow the example of Jesus, who ministered to all, and fed many thousands, sometimes with just a couple loaves of bread and a few pieces of fish. We believe that our ministering to all in this way sets an example, and shows the power of our faith at work. Jesus said, "let your light shine before men".

HAVING COMPASSION, MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Christians, let's remember Christ's hope for us to give to the poor, and have compassion on the needy and downtrodden. Search the Scriptures and find the importance of letting God give you a loving, selfless heart, that puts his kingdom first, before our own needs. God's Word says that if we seek his kingdom first, God will ensure that we are provided for.

Please help us care and have compassion on the poor in our community. Your donations are needed and very appreciated. To give to our ministry, please do so through our website, SaltoftheEarthFoodBank.org. Donations can be made online at this link.

If you have other ways you can help -- such as providing a place to live for a homeless individual or family, single mother or single father, please contact us. If you have other suggestions as well on how to help, or how we can further help in the community, please share these with us. We would love to hear from you.

Sincerely,

Salt of the Earth Food Bank
SaltoftheEarthFoodBank.org
2908 118th. Pl. SE
Everett, WA 98208
(425) 355-1042


WAYS TO HELP TODAY IN TIME FOR WINTER

IMMEDIATE NEED: As temperatures drop, we need cold weather sleeping bags to help the homeless. Click here to help!

At last report, Everett Gospel Mission reports an approximate one week waiting list to get into the shelter. That means that homeless who need shelter -- even as temperatures drop -- have to fend for themselves. We can help them with cold weather sleeping bags, but we need your help!


NEWS AFFECTING HOMELESS / NEEDY PEOPLE

Local churches help save homeless from winterís bite
MSNBC: Food banks struggle to meet demand
Troubled economy threatens closure of homeless shelter
Marysville volunteers offer food and friendship to homeless
Eastside homeless camp Tent City 4 relocates north of downtown Bellevue
Homeless group considers camp in Puyallup
Seattle police evict homeless camp known as Nickelsville
Homeless brace for the cold weather

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Everett pastor Papa Kila plans benefit to aid tsunami victims in his native Samoa