Basic Food Outreach

Provides information and direct application support that can help families and individuals obtain food stamps.

  • (360) 734-5121 ext. 224 (Whatcom County)

  • (360) 679-6577 or 1-800-317-5427 (Island County)

Child Care Nutrition Program

Reimburses licensed/participating family child care providers for the nutritious meals they serve to the children in their care.


  • (360) 734-8396 ext. 426

Fresh Bucks – Whatcom Food Access Incentive Project

Fresh Bucks offers SNAP (food stamps) matching incentives to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Participating vendors include the Bellingham Farmers Market and both Community Food Co-op locations.  This project is supported by a grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

  • (360) 734-5121 ext. 246
    (Whatcom County)

Maple Alley Inn

Prepares and serves hot, home cooked meals on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (2750 McLeod Rd., Bellingham) and on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Old Parish Hall (2117 Walnut Street, Bellingham).


ASL Services

A current list of Opportunity Council programs and services is available in American Sign Language