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About Us

Program Contact: Diane Smith, Faculty, Food Access Specialist
(360) 428-4270 ext. 235 •

1095 Skagit logoOur Vision

Every community member in Skagit County is fully nourished, so they can grow and prosper.

The Mission

1095 Skagit collaborates, coordinates, and communicates with families and community partners to ensure that every child in Skagit County eats three nutritious meals, 365 days a year.

Who is Involved

1095 Skagit Community Coalition is anchored by representatives from Skagit County United Way, Skagit Community Action of Skagit County, WSU Skagit County Extension, and Helping Hands Food Bank. Members include school food service directors, educators, chefs, farmers, parents, businesspeople and volunteers and workers at food banks, community gardens, and more.

Current Projects

  • Volunteer Participation/Coordination
    • CHOW – Cutting Hunger On Weekends – Weekend food program throughout Skagit County
    • Summer feeding programs in most areas of Skagit County
    • Creating and maintaining an “Opportunity Listing”
    • Events: Community Outreach/Feeding Events
    • 5210 Support
  • Communication and Recruitment
  • Skagit County Childhood Hunger Statistics Collection – coordinating with Community Food Assessment team at Washington State University/Northwest Agricultural Business Center
  • Best Practices: Development of formal nutrition policy for Helping Hands Food Bank backpack program; filling out forms; cooking/food prep; resources/videos


2017 Skagit Child Food Access Metrics

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Contact Us

Diane Smith
Skagit County WSU Extension
360-428-4270 ext 235

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