Member of the Board

About Us

Filling Pantries. Filling Lives.

The Loon Lake Food Bank & Resource Center started in the back of an automobile in 1980 as a solution to both hunger and food waste. We are now Eastern Washington’s largest Food Bank, we distribute over 1,500,000 pounds annually of nutritious foods through our doors as we provide hunger relief to over 50,000 individuals each year.   

We distribute fresh produce, meat and non-perishables from our warehouse, where we also distribute supplies to surrounding food pantries. We rescue food before it reaches the landfill through our Grocery Rescue program with area grocery stores.

Additional community services include nutrition education, school-based programs, and SNAP (formerly food stamps) application assistance. The Loon Lake Food Bank, founded in 1980, is a certified member of 2nd Harvest and Northwest Harvest, two of the leading food bank networks in Washington State.

We are grateful for the support of our community members and businesses as well as grants from other national sponsors.

Most importantly, we could not provide for our communities without the tremendous support of our dedicated volunteers.


Mission and Purpose

Providing food, information, and resources to our community, while treating all with respect and dignity.

To assist in resources and growth.

To provide services without bias to any racial, social, sexual, ethnic, religious, age or economic group, but with respect for the confidentiality and human dignity of all those who utilize the Loon Lake Food Bank & Resource Center.

Members of the Board

Karla Crowther: Chair-President

Donald Holmes: Vice-President

Douglas Moulding: Treasurer

Katherine Stone

Luella “Lue” Hopp

Cliff Nelson

Bill Steele

Henry Valenzuela

LaDana Castor

Jakki Smith

Mike Bauer