Food Bank Thanks All Who Came Our Open House was a hit

— from Orcas Island Food Bank Board — The day was beautiful, the setting was perfect and a good time was had by all. The Board and our wonderful volunteers wish to thank those who came to visit the Food Bank on Sunday the 24th, noshed great goodies provided by Brown … Continue reading

Report to the Community: First Day as a UW Medicine Clinic from the Orcas Medical Foundation

The OMF Board received the following in an email note from Debra Gussin, Executive Director of UW Neighborhood Clinics, on Tuesday morning regarding how things went at the Clinic on its opening day as a UW Medicine Clinic. The Board felt they should share it with you, the community: Day … Continue reading

Come See How the Food Bank Works You're Invited to our Open House!

— from the Food Bank Board — We’re sure there are many members of the community who would like to see the inside of our Food Bank and learn how we distribute food and other essentials to our clients but never had the opportunity. That’s why on Sunday, September 24 … Continue reading

UW Medicine and OMF Announce UW Medicine Clinic on Orcas

— from the Orcas Medical Foundation Board — UW Medicine and Orcas Medical Foundation (OMF) are pleased to announce that we are working in partnership to ensure access to quality primary medical care at the Orcas Medical Center through the creation of a UW Medicine clinic on Orcas Island. UW … Continue reading

Island Market Hunger Bag Program A Success Food Bank delivers $5,000 worth of food through Island Market food drive

— from Orcas Island Food Bank Board — If you were one of the 314 people who paid $10 for a full bag of groceries to be given to the Orcas Island Food Bank during the Holidays, you helped Island Market deliver a total of 2453 pounds – almost $5,000 worth … Continue reading

Where Your Food Bank Donations Go And why the year-end donation drive is so important

— from the Orcas Island Food Bank — 55% of the food and money the Orcas Island Food Bank receives is from our incredible Orcas community. The 33% of Community Food Donations (fresh produce, canned and other food stuffs) and 22% Community Donated Money makes up more than half of … Continue reading

A Day at the Orcas Island Food Bank

— from Madie Murray — The following article was originally published in November of 2011. Not much has changed in our day-to-day operations since then and we thought it might be nice to re-tell it (with minor updates) during this fundraising time. It pretty much relates the heart and soul … Continue reading

And The Winners Are… Drum roll please!

— from Madie Murray for Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program — Out of a record 27 home brews entered into the competition during the Sixth Annual Cider & Mead Festival on July 23, three emerged to be judged the Best of the Fest! Each winner received a beautiful one-of-a-kind … Continue reading

Medical Provider Joins Orcas Medical Center

— from the Orcas Medical Foundation Board — We are pleased to announce that Kirsten Pickard, ARNP, FNP-BC, has joined Orcas Medical Center (OMC) in Eastsound and is now seeing patients. Pickard earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA in 2004. … Continue reading

Sixth Annual Cider And Mead Festival This Saturday Ciders, Meads and Music on the Village Green July 23

— from Madie Murray — It’s that time again! For the sixth year in a row, Orcas Island will host the Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival on Saturday, July 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Eastsound Village Green in Eastsound, WA – a major fundraiser for … Continue reading