Other Food Resources
Good Cheer Food Bank (serving south Whidbey up to Bakken Rd. in Greenbank)
South Whidbey residents in need of food have access to a model community food bank in Bayview — Good Cheer Food Bank — which is open six days a week. Clients shop in a grocery-like setting using an innovative food points system, and select from a variety of healthy food items and fresh produce, often same-day harvested from Good Cheer’s on-site garden.
In November, Good Cheer provides each client household who requests it, all the food and fixings for a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner, and again in December for a Christmas dinner. To learn more about Good Cheer Food Bank, visit their website at www.goodcheer.org and their Facebook page. Good Cheer serves people living on south Whidbey from Clinton up to and including Bakken Road in Greenbank.
Gifts From The Heart Food Bank (serving Coupeville and Greenbank)
The goal of Gifts From The Heart Food Bank is to respectfully provide food to people in need. The volunteer organization serves people living on central Whidbey (Coupeville and Greenbank) within the Coupeville School district area. For more information, visit the Gifts From the Heart Food Bank website at http://giftsfromtheheartfoodbank.com.
GFTHFB has two distribution locations: 203 North Main street in Coupeville and The Greenbank Progressive Hall at the corner of Bakken and Firehouse Road.
Distribution is on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Community Thanksgiving Dinners
South Whidbey Community Thanksgiving Dinner:
American Legion Post 141 / Langley, off Highway 525 from 1 to 5 p.m. (Free)
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Everyone is invited for good food and great atmosphere. Whether you can’t cook, don’t cook, or are just looking for company, come join the fun.
Soup’s On Kitchen at Langley Island Church on Whidbey (Formerly CMA) in Langley (Free) Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Come and join the feast at Langley’s popular Soup Kitchen at 503 Cascade Avenue in Langley. They will be serving a Thanksgiving meal.
For our neighbors to the north ( North Whidbey that is) there is a terrific North Whidbey Community Harvest Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Club which draws thousands each year. They will either pick you up and bring you to the dinner or offer home delivery on the north end of the Island. – ***Event has been canceled for 2021.
We will post information about Community Thanksgiving dinners as information becomes available. If your church or community organization is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner open to the community, please email us.