Lynnwood High Schools Annual Tri-M Food Drive 2017

This holiday season the Tri-M Club at Lynnwood High School beat all previous year records collecting an amazing 8,753 pounds of food, 988 pounds of diapers and hygiene supplies, and $6,100 in financial donations for the Lynnwood Food Bank. We thank not just the Tri-M club, but all the students and faculty of Lynnwood High School for their efforts to the success of this food drive and for their support of our community.

Check out this video of their work:


turkey trot 2017

Lynnwood food bank's annual 5k

Thanksgiving day 2017 began with a crowd of runners; young, old, and even a few happy dogs. With 176 runners the morning was filled with fun and heavy breathing while raising funds for feeding our community.  We raised $3,240.15 and 342 pounds of food, but just as important we came together as a community and made a difference together. Every year the number of runners and the amount of money and food donated increases; we can't wait to see what happens next year!  Thank you to everyone that helped with this event from the volunteers to the runners and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Click here to see more photos of the Turkey Trot 2017.

Thank you to our sponsors: Zip Fizz, Whole Foods, PCC

Thank you to our helpers: Robert Burns Lodge, Lynnwood High School Key Club

Thank you to our event coordinator: Matthew Appel

Thanksgiving distribution 2017

Thanksgiving distribution took place on November 18, 2017 with the help of over ## volunteers. This year our volunteers were from (alphabetically) Hilltop Elementary, Lynnwood Food Bank volunteers and their family and friends, Lynnwood High School Key Club, Lynnwood Rotary Club, Meadowdale High School Key Club, and St.Thomas More School - they were all fantastic!  Each household was provided with a turkey, fresh potatoes, fresh onions, fresh sweet potatoes, fresh carrots, and a bag of canned and dry goods to finish the dinner in a traditional manner. We served XXX households (X,XXX individuals) with Thanksgiving dinner.  Thank you to all our volunteers, and all our donors that helped make this event a success in providing a holiday dinner for the families in our community. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynnwood Food Bank’s Bread Man

We are sad to share that Gary Milner, the Lynnwood Food Bank’s ‘Bread Man’, has recently passed away.

Gary was a volunteer of the Lynnwood Food Bank for over 15 years working alongside his wife Vivian to serve our community. During the last few years, Gary spent three days a week volunteering for the Food Bank, driving our trucks, organizing our bread distribution, and repairing children’s toys to distribute to our youngest visitors of the Food Bank. In addition to dedicating numerous hours of his time and energy to the Food Bank Gary was also active in other organizations such as 4-H, Operation Christmas Child, the Tractor Club, Go-Karts, Train Club, AA, Square Dancing, Mission work, and his church. All these activities while still running his own business, Gary’s Lawn Service.

Not only do the staff and volunteers miss Gary’s sense of humor, work ethic, and his gruff expressions of love for people but his face is missed by our families as they have seen the ‘Bread Man’ at his station for over 15 years.

Personally I have truly enjoyed getting to know Gary over the last 1 ½ years that I have been at the Food Bank. Gary inspired me with his desire to always be better and do better. He also inspired so many with his dedication to helping others whether it be a stranger on the street, a friend in need, a child working on a go-kart, or serving a family at the Food Bank, Gary was always offering a hand up to those around him. I am thankful and a better person for having known Gary Milner, our ‘Bread Man’.

Everyone who knew him will truly miss Gary.

Lynnwood high school's annual tri-m food drive 2016

Every year Lynnwood High School's Tri-M club, which stands for "Modern Music Masters" a music honor society, collects food and hygiene products for the community. Lynnwood Food Bank thanks all the wonderful members of the LHS Tri-M club for all their hard work in raising over 6,000 pounds of food. Congratulations Tri-M on another successful food drive!

meadowdale high school student produces video

Enjoy this video produced by a local high school student in 2011 about the operations

of the Lynnwood Food Bank.

2011 Video