Whidbey Island Nourishes
Whidbey Island Nourishes (WIN) is a volunteer-powered non-profit dedicated to nourishing young people on South Whidbey by providing no cost, ready-to-eat meals for those in need, while promoting nutrition and education about good food choices.
|Address:||PO Box 1642 |
Langley, WA 98260-1642
Food insecurity exists on South Whidbey Island. Our goal is to provide supplemental, nutritious, prepared meals to those in need, including the homeless community and children in families who are part of the working poor. Many of our children participate in free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs and their families may also receive SNAP benefits. However the benefits are insufficient to cover food for any given month. These children need supplemental nutritious food to eat on weekends and during non-school vacation periods. During 2017, we are serving more than 2,000 much-needed, take-home meals per month. The prepared meals include a protein sandwich made on whole wheat bread, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, granola, hard-boiled eggs, milk, string cheese, trail mix, and a home-baked treat. We accommodate special needs such as nut, wheat and dairy allergies. Our goal is to reduce food insecurity on South Whidbey, especially for kids. Every child should have consistent nutrition so they can grow, mentally and physically, into healthy adults.