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2020 Geographic Specific – Delridge, Georgetown, South Park – Food Bank Services RFP

Volunteers distributing food at a food bank facility

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from agencies to provide Geographic Specific Food Bank Services to low-income individuals and families in Delridge, Georgetown, and South Park neighborhoods including, but not limited to:

  1. Basic food bank operations; and
  2. Home delivery of food, meal programs, weekend hunger or backpack programs, nutrition education, and social service navigation assistance (e.g. Community Connectors or similar that assist individuals and families to attain self-sufficiency) provided in or by food banks.

Approximately $111,686 of Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) funding is available in 2020 through this RFP. Initial awards will be made for the period of July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. In subsequent years, $223,372 is available to support year-round work for a contract period of January – December. While it is the City’s intention to renew agreements resulting from this funding opportunity on an annual basis through the 2023 program year, future funding will be contingent upon performance and funding availability.

This is an open and competitive process. HSD seeks to contract with a diverse group of providers to help ensure the result of its Geographic Specific Food Bank Services investment is that all people living in Seattle can meet their basic needs. Completed application packets are due by 12:00 p.m., Noon on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

For more information, and all RFP materials, please visit HSD’s Funding Opportunities web page: http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/funding-and-reports/funding-opportunities. HSD will not provide individual notice of changes, and applicants are responsible for regularly checking the web page for updates, clarifications, or amendments.

If you have any questions or would like to receive a copy of the RFP in the mail or by email, please contact Amaury Ávalos at (206) 386-1561 or at [email protected].

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