Our Volunteers

Volunteers at the Lynnwood Food Bank are the backbone of everything we do. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of our organization from collecting food, to data entry, to board members, to sweeping the floor. Everyone pitches in and everything is done each week with amazing efficiency and dedication to the Food Bank’s purpose, ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry.

Our team is diverse, and we have great fun working together each week to show our community that Food Is Love.

To learn more about volunteering, click here.

Photograph: Filming a cooking demonstration of making tamales Oaxacan style.

Board of Directors, Executive Committee

mike miller


Biography coming soon.

alissa jones

vice president

As the Executive Director of LFB, with more than 25 years in the nonprofit sector, Alissa has strong ideas about the importance of serving the community through a lens of justice and increasing equity in the areas of food and health. 

Having served in both large and small non-profits, Alissa has a variety of experience in how non-profit organizations operate. Additionally, Alissa has worked with homeless, youth, and families of a variety of backgrounds in a variety of environments bringing a flexibility when working with the public. 

Alissa's compassion and love of our community shows in how she leads the food bank.

matt appel


Matt has been a resident of Lynnwood for over 20 years and has raised his two children just down the street from the Lynnwood Food Bank. 

In this time, he has seen the need for the Food Bank go up and down with the economy and the pandemic. He believes that it is important to serve all the people of our community and to make sure that we all have access to the basics of life, starting with nutritious food.

Matt has his MBA from the University of Washington and has served as Treasurer or board member of several other nonprofits, including two churches, the Presbytery of the Northwest Coast, and Bats Northwest. He also serves on the Finance Committee of the Grand Lodge of Washington and as Secretary of his Masonic Lodge.

lynn hinnenkamp


Biography coming soon.

Board of Directors


Altamirano- Crosby

Biography coming soon.



Phong Nguyen, an engineering graduate from the University of Washington and the Owner of Annas Home Furnishings in Lynnwood, WA, has been an active member of the City of Lynnwood since 2005. 

He participates in regular business meetings with city officials throughout the year. He has served in a variety of community service roles, including being on the board for the Lynnwood Police Citizen's Patrol, the Lynnwood Police Chief’s Advisory Committee, the Lynnwood City Center & Regional Growth Center Advisory Committee, Advisory Board Member for the Asian Service Center, and a business sponsor for the Lynnwood Adopt-A-Street program. 

Mr. Nguyen is a board member of the Lynnwood Food Bank because he believes in bringing agencies and partnerships together to build a better community and improve the lives of those around him.



Biography coming soon.



Biography coming soon.



Biography coming soon.



For eight years, I had the privilege to work for Apple Retail as a trainer and manager in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK. 

This was an exciting and educational time in my life that transitioned well into my passion and calling as a pastor at West Valley Church in Yakima, WA. For over nine years, I served on staff as Pastor of Discipleship where my role included challenging and encouraging our people to reach out and help their community. 

As the newly elected Lead Pastor of Silver Creek Family Church, I am looking forward to partnering with the food bank to serve the Lynnwood community in such a tangible way.


This position is open.


This position is open.