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Letter | Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank celebrates new federal nonprofit status
It is with great joy that the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank (SVFB) would like to share that we have achieved 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS.
The good news is that with our tax exempt status, all donations made to the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank are tax deductible and retroactive to our application date of December 27, 2013. In addition, our 501(c)(3) allows us to operate as an independent non-profit entity and opens doors to other funding opportunities.
Having a sustainable food system in our community is important. The face of food banks have changed over the years. No longer are food banks strictly for the homeless and downtrodden. Across the nation, food banks operate to fill the gap for the working poor, seniors living on a fixed income, broken families and the list goes on. People from all walks of life rely on the food bank from time to time and our goal is to be a place where all are welcome and help is available.
We do more than just hand out food. We are a place of resource, where cycles of poverty can be overcome.
The bottom line is that it takes money to operate a food bank. We are deeply grateful for the wide diversity of support. SVFB is able to be a beacon of hope and health because of the assistance we receive from businesses, churches, service organizations and neighbors like you.
We love serving the Snoqualmie Valley! We believe that everyone should have access to healthy food and that the service we provide is an invaluable link in the chain to a healthy community.
Thank you for your patience and your trust as we grow stronger and more organized to serve our neighbors. If you have not yet contributed time or money to the food bank, the time is now, come on down, give us a call or learn more at www.snoqualmievalleyfoodbank.org.
We are Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. We are a Community in action. Please join us.
Heidi Dukich, Executive Director,
and the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank Board of Directors