Red Bag Pantries (RBPs) are mini-food closets where anyone in need can find food and toiletries without discrimination or questions.  Many people cannot get to the food bank when it is open, so RBPs have been established for public use in the following locations:

  • Anacortes Senior Activity Center

  • Anacortes Police Department

  • Anacortes Fire Department

  • Anacortes Public Library


These RBPs are stocked regularly with food by our volunteers. They are not donation shelves; please do not leave donations on these shelves as we must first check all food before we put it out into the community.


We are partnering with Anacortes Family Center to make emergency food boxes available to those in need.  If you are in need of an emergency food box, please email or call us at 360-399-6463.

Community pantries have been set-up by community members on Guemes Island. ASG is happy to provide food support for that pantry. 


If you are in Anacortes and need assistance, you can contact the following agencies.

Dial 2-1-1 to be connected to speak to a community resource specialist to help find services and resources in your local community.  All calls are free and confidential. Help starts with 2-1-1 or 800-233-8145.

***Due to COVID-19, changes have been made to food availability at the below organizations. Please call them directly to get the most updated information.***

The Salvation Army Food Bank (3001 R Ave.)

Open M/W 1pm-3:45

Frequency 1x a month (no appt. necessary)  Government Commodities are the 1wt Wed. of each month at 1PM


Anacortes 100 Food Bank (512 4th Street)

Open T/Fri – 10-2 (no limit on frequency)

Government Commodities available 1st Friday, Noon -2PM


St Vincent DePaul (4001 Saint Mary’s Dr.)

Open Fridays 10-11AM (no fresh foods)

Frequency: 2x month



  • Anacortes Senior Center (1701 22nd St.)

    • Meals offered M-F 11:30-12:30PM by donation)

  • United Methodist Church (2201 H Ave.)

    • Spaghetti dinner – 3rd Thursday of each month 5-7PM (free)

  • Westminister Presbyterien Church (1300 9th St.)

    • Dinner at the Brick (free hot dinner) Sunday nights 4:30-6PM (Frequency – no limit)

  • First Baptist Church (2717 J Ave.)

    • Community dinner, every Thursday night 5:30-7PM with Kids Corner with crafts and games at 6:00PM

  • Meals On Wheels 360-757-2545

    • Serving 60 years and older, call for eligibility, suggested donation $ 3 per meal. Hot meals delivered M-F, frozen meals packaged in trays that are safe to microwave or use in a regular oven.


Kids Summer Meals:

  • The Boys & Girls Club

  • Learning and Lunches (contact Anacortes School District for details)


  • The Salvation Army has a cold weather shelter available during cold weather months.  They are located at 3001 R Ave. Anacortes. Contact them for availability.

  • Anacortes Human Resources Coalition (AHSC) 360-399-6190

  • Emergency Lodging Fund – Eric Johnson contact person

  • Anacortes Red Cross (2900 T Ave.  – across from SeaBear) Disaster related needs

  • Anacortes Housing Authorities – 3001 R Ave.) Subsidized, low incoming housing – application required – usually lengthy wait period but still a viable option to apply for.

  • Anacortes Family Center 360-293-2993 ext. 111 Serving women and children first, then families.

  • Community Action, Housing Resource Center 360-416-7585 (330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon)  Drop in 10-4pm Monday, Wed, Thurs, Friday; 1-4pm Tuesdays.  Provides information and referral for people who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or looking for affordable housing.