December 2021 Director’s Report

Hey all!

14 food drives brought in 10,759 pounds and $3,585.50. We also had two additional food drives at Lake Stevens Middle School and Lake Stevens High School.
Throughout the month, we served 3,382 individuals in 1,121 families. 984 (29%) of those individuals were new clients.
We purchased and received through donations, grocery store food rescue, food drive and food purchases, 62,213 pounds of food and only gave out 28,884 pounds. The large difference in incoming vs. outgoing is largely due to being closed for the holiday break, and all the incoming school drive donations.
169 volunteers donated 1102 hours of service valued at $18,392.38.
We had 300 “holiday” boxes made up for our December 11th distribution, which families had to sign up for in advance. We gave out 224 boxes during this day and distributed the rest during the following week’s distributions and via mobile delivery.
Two grants were applied for during December. The first was from The Everett Clinic Foundation for $20,000 to be used for the medical services room of the new building. The second was from T-Mobile for $50,000.
The VOA WorkSource Staffing grant was also published. We were awarded 1 FTE, which will be funded for all of 2022. John Gilbert, warehouse manager, has applied for this.

Thank you, Anthony Hawley