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Provider Description: WSU Whatcom County Extension SNAP-Ed


List of School Meal Programs

Bellingham Public Schools
School Meal Program

Nooksack Valley School District
Expanding School Meal Pick-up Hours

Mt. Baker School District
Meal Delivery Program

Ferndale School District
Meal Program

Lynden School District
School Meal Pick-up Hours

Blaine School District
School Meal Program

Food Meal Resources in Whatcom County

Please be sure to call before going to the location as times may have changed due to the outbreak.

under “Food Resources” – Printable List of Food Meal Resources


Preparedness & Response in East Whatcom County

Local food resources: how you can get help when you need it, and how to offer help if you are able.

Meal Resources & How to Help in East Whatcom County

About Us

WSU Whatcom County Extension SNAP-Ed, previously known as “Food $ense”, has provided hands-on nutrition education in Whatcom County since 2004. We are a community nutrition education program for low-income households. Serving approximately 12,000 Whatcom County residents, WSU Whatcom SNAP-Ed reaches older youth, adults, and families with limited incomes to develop skills and behaviors to eat more healthfully and be more physically active. Our focus is to support and encourage healthy food choices and increase equitable access to foods for all community members and their families.

Meet our Team!

Noelle Beecroft, Extension Program Supervisor

Karla Anderson, Program Educator

SNAP-Ed participant website

Full of budget-friendly and tasty recipes, as well as food preservation and nutrition information and physical activity information.

Current Programming

List of Curricula offered

• Around the Table
• Food Smarts

Policy, Systems and Environmental Change activities

• Food bank and farmers market recipe demonstrations and tastings
• Food bank and farmers market produce bundling
• Healthy Food Pantry Assessments
• Health walking events
• Community health events
• Grocery store tours
• Community garden installation and demonstrations

Our Community Partners

• Lummi Nation Tribal Health Center
• Lummi Tribal Commodity Food Bank
• Ferndale Food Bank
• Foothills Food Bank
• Lynden Food Bank
• East Whatcom Resource Center
• New Way Ministries
• Mercy Housing
• Bellingham School District
• Bellingham Farmers Market
• Bellingham Goodwill Job and Training Center
• Whatcom County DSHS CSO

If you are interested in learning more about this programming, contact: Noelle Beecroft –

We also support these programs found where people shop!

Fresh Bucks Logo Fresh Bucks – These match your SNAP/EBT purchases of fruits and vegetables with additional coupons to buy more fresh produce at participating Farmers’ Markets.
Complete Eats Logo Complete Eats – If you or your family uses SNAP/Basic Food/EBT, you can earn extra savings when you buy fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and vegetables as long as they have no added fat, sugar or salt, at any Safeway store in Washington. Check out this map!


Contact Us

Phone: (360) 778-5820
Email: Noelle Beecroft –