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:
- Basic food bank operations (required); and
- Home delivery of culturally relevant foods, meal programs, weekend hunger or backpack programs, nutrition education, and social service navigation assistance (e.g. Community Connectors or similar services that assist individuals and families to attain self-sufficiency) as parts of broader culturally appropriate food bank operations.
This Food Bank Services RFP shall fund a total of $113,808 in 2021 ($111,686 in Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) funding and $2,122 in City of Seattle General Fund) from July 1 – December 31, 2021. A total of $227,616 ($223,372 in SBT funding and $4,244 in General Fund) is available to support year-round work for a contract period of January 1 – December 31, 2022.
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. It is intended that this funding be integrated with the larger Food and Nutrition RFP scheduled for release in 2023.
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 Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
**This RFP was previously published in February 2020 before being postponed due to COVID-19 protocol.