The Stanwood Camano Food Bank provides assistance to more than a thousand community members. With the help of our generous donors, we provide a wide variety of food, as well as pet food and basic toiletries to those in need. This generosity translates into essential assistance to children, seniors, working poor, single adults, homeless, and families of all backgrounds.
The Stanwood Camano Food Bank mission is made possible by the generosity of our wonderful community. First, are the hundreds of volunteers who, each month, provide about two thousand hours of service. Second, the food bank rescues hundreds of pounds of produce, dairy, and bread from grocery store partners. Third, many generous individuals support Stanwood Camano Food Bank by donations to both the Food Bank and the Thrift Store.
With this tremendous community support, the Stanwood Camano Food Bank serves over 1,500 families per month, distributing over 1,000,000 pounds of food.
Stanwood Camano Food Bank provides resources and connections to alleviate hunger and meet the basic needs of individuals and families in our community.
Stanwood Camano Food Bank envisions a community where hunger is defeated, and basic needs are satisfied.
Prior to starting her professional career in real estate, Kelly spent 23 years in the media industry, beginning in radio before transitioning into newspaper journalism. She retired as editor of Stanwood Camano News in the fall of 2015. Joining the Stanwood Camano Food Bank board, gives her the opportunity to keep in touch with the community she wrote about for years – to not just tell people’s story – but to help alter their outcome.
Vice President & Branch Manager Coastal Community Bank in Stanwood and Camano Island. My connection with the Stanwood Camano Foodbank is a constant reminder of our amazing the community and how fortunate I am to I live, work, and volunteer here. I continue to be inspired by those that come forward to share their time, talent, and treasure to benefit our neighbors who are in need.
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Naomi Wark retired to beautiful Camano Island in 2013. Without the pressures and time-constraints of the work-day and raising a family, Naomi focused on finding a balance in pursuing her interest in writing and her desire to share her time, talent, and treasure with the Stanwood-Camano community. One of her main goals was to join a writer’s group. Her involvement with like-minded, serious, writers through the Skagit Valley Writer’s League, pushed her to complete her long-worked-on novel, Wildflowers in Winter. She is busy at work on its prequel, Songs of Spring. When she is not volunteering or writing, Naomi enjoys gardening, cooking, and gathering the bounty from their small vegetable garden. Besides the Stanwood Camano Food Bank, Naomi is active in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, through St. Cecilia Parish, which assists families in our community with financial aid and a listening ear. In her earlier years, Naomi worked primarily in the accounting and bookkeeping field, but also owned a travel agency whose clientele included many Seattle Mariners from the 1995 team, including Ken Griffey Jr., and Jay Buhner. Naomi spent ten years working for Clowns Unlimited as SPROUT, performing both as a clown and a balloon artist for birthday parties, corporate picnics, Christmas parties, other company events.
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Like most people that work for insurance companies I stumbled into the insurance industry. While working for GuideOne Insurance I met Scott, Sue and Jim at Thomas and Associates Insurance. Once the stars aligned, I was able to come on board as an agent in 2017. I love working with customers and making sure they have the coverage they need. Hobbies: Golf, Bow-Hunting for Elk/Deer, Running. I am also active in my church, Rotary and The Breakfast Group, a Non-profit in Seattle that provides mentoring to youth in Seattle. I joined the Food Bank board because I can’t think of anything more important than eating healthy food. It’s an honor to serve and hopefully help someone avoid going hungry.
With 30 years of cross-functional achievements across a wide range of sectors and companies from Fortune 500 to small businesses and startups, Paula brings a broad perspective to the Stanwood Camano Food Bank Board where she is passionate about contributing to the organization’s next phase of growth, having served as a volunteer for the past 8 years. Her career expertise spans business development, consulting, marketing, and technology innovation, having spent most recently 16 years at Microsoft US and 5 years abroad in various leadership roles. A resident of Camano Island for 22 years, she currently works part time as an Advisor for Pivotal Consulting on the Microsoft account where she brings her global industry experience to various teams and key stakeholders. As a former teacher in her early career, she is passionate about mentoring students and currently volunteers as an Advisor for the UW Foster Business school coaching teams and local businesses. In 2018, she enrolled in the Executive Women’s Board Program at UW to add to her service portfolio and previous nonprofit board experience from Catch22Market, a Seattle start up, from the Society for Information Management Seattle, and from Retail Orphan Initiative, California. With an entrepreneurial spirit, she has a track record of helping businesses navigate through multiple stages of growth, and as such she is thrilled to give back and serve on this board where she can contribute to helping the Food Bank accelerate to “best in class” status in our amazing community. Outside of volunteering and work, Paula loves organic gardening, culinary arts and traveling with her husband to her favorite places in France and Italy.
Scott recently retired from the Fire Service after serving the South Snohomish County community for almost 28 years. He is humbled by the opportunity to honor and serve the hundreds of dedicated and passionate volunteers and staff members who are fully committed to impacting the lives of our community members in a positive and meaningful way. Scott has served on several other boards in our community and is constantly amazed at the generosity of our friends and neighbors when it comes to serving others. Scott is an active member of the Camano Island Pickleball Association.
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