San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

Resources for our residents and community wellness through health and social services, education and volunteering.

Orcas Island Food Bank

Director: Tom Murdock, Board President.

Organization physical address: 116 Madrona Street, Eastsound, WA, 98245.

Organizational mailing address (if different to above): PO Box 424, Eastsound, WA, 98245.

Email Director:

Phone number Director: 360-376-6166

Organization Website:

Organization Mission Statement: To gather and share grocery products with neighbors in need. The Food Bank is a bridge between America’s food bounty and those who need assistance providing for themselves.

Registered Business structure/Charitable status: (501(c)3, 503, LLC, community based social group) A 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Any Orcas Island Individual or family needing food assistance.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Yes. Donate Online through the Orcas Island Community Foundation. Send checks payable to Orcas Island Food Bank to PO Box 424, Eastsound, WA 98245. Or use the Donation jars at Ray’s Pharmacy


San Juan Island Food Bank

San Juan Island Food Bank

A community supported organization that provides food weekly to residents of San Juan Island in need of nutritional support in the form of foodstuffs. Proof of residence is required at first visit each year

Manager: Allen Messick 360-378-4921

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1642, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250

Physical Address: 500 Market St, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250

Phone: 360-378-4640

Contact: Joyce Sobel,


Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Residents of San Juan Island in need of food.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: Volunteers to distribute food during open hours – call to sign up. Gleaning from local gardens and orchards. Grow a Row for the Food Bank in your home garden.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Cash or check: mail to P.O. Box 1642 or drop off during open hours. Foodstuffs dropped off between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Lopez Island Family Resource center

Director: Barbara Gurley

Physical Address: 160 Village Road, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Mailing Address: PO Box 732, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Phone: 360-468-4117



Organization Mission Statement: The mission of the LIFRC is to support and enhance the security, well-being, and educational and life success of children, families and individuals on Lopez Island.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Medicaid eligible residents of San Juan County.

Services for Adults: Household Supports (Food, Rental, Utility, Transportation and Health Care Enrollment Assistance), Social Emotional Supports (Mental Health Supports), Learning Opportunities (Small Business Workshops, Small Business Peer Mentoring, Adult Workshops).

Services for Families: Household Supports (Food, Rental, Utility, Transportation and Health Care Enrollment, Assistance), Social Emotional Supports (Parent-Tots Group, Home Visiting with Families with Children ages 0-5, Mental Health Supports), Learning Opportunities (Youth Summer Workshops, Small Business Workshops, Small Business Peer Mentoring, Adult Workshops), Youth Development (Youth Mentors, After School Programs).

Services for Youth/Teen: Household Supports (Food, Rental, Utility, Transportation and Health Care enrollment assistance), Social Emotional Supports (mental health supports), Learning Opportunities (Youth summer workshops), Youth Development (Youth Mentors, After School Programs).

Volunteer Opportunities: Adult mentors for youth, food bank assistance, youth and adult workshop volunteers, general organization volunteers

Charitable donations accepted? Yes in 2 ways: Through PayPal or mail checks to LIFRC mailing address.



San Juan Island Family Resource Center

Director: Jennifer Armstrong,

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1981, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250

Physical Address: 476 Market Street,Friday Harbor,WA,98250

Phone: (360) 376-1014



Organization Mission Statement: The San Juan Island Family Resource Center (SJI FRC) assists individual and families in our community to achieve their highest potential by providing access to essential resources and programs that promote health and stability.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Social Services, Early Childhood and Family Support Programs.

Description of Services- Families: Birth – Four Family Support Services
Connecting families with infants and young children with free resources and programs including weekly playgroups, pregnancy information and support, parenting classes, help with household supplies, home visiting and more.

Description of Services- Adults: Assistance with a wide range of social service needs, including:
DSHS application support, Medical Insurance, Emergency Housing & Utilities needs, Mental Health Access, Transportation Assistance, Household Essentials and more.

Description of Services Youth/Teen: Programs for children and youth ages 4 – 18 including a Kindergarten Transitions Program, Youth Mentoring Program and Young Adult Life Skills Classes.

Volunteer Opportunities: Youth Mentoring: Individualized, one-to-one youth mentoring
Island Neighbors: Providing companionship, errand running and/or transportation for vulnerable islanders who need a bit of extra help.

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes.

Tags: Apple Health, Baby, Birth, Case management, Child development, Counseling, Diapers, Disability, DSHS, Espanol, Financial assistance, Food, Health, Help, Home, Home visiting, Infants, Information & referrals, Insurance, Kindergarten, Legal, Life skills
LIHEAP, Medicaid, Mental health, Mentoring, Playgroups, Social Security, Spanish, Support group, Telephone, Toddlers, Transportation, Water bill, Youth Development



San Juan County-Health & Community Services-Senior Services

Director: Mark Tompkins, Senior Services

Manager Wendy Stephens

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 951, Friday Harbor,WA,98250


Organization Mission Statement: Our job at Senior Services of San Juan County is to assist seniors in remaining independent and in their own homes for as long as possible.

Community-based care is overwhelmingly preferred by consumers and caregivers of all ages.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Aged 60 or over. Disabled.

San Juan County Senior Services
Mullis Community Senior Center-San Juan Island
Orcas Senior Center-Orcas Island
Lopez Senior Center-Woodmen Hall

Services: Senior Services provides Information & Assistance, Family Caregiver Support, Nutrition-Congregate and Home Delivered Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Educational Workshops, Support Groups, classes.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: Volunteers are needed to help with many senior services programs and with fundraising projects.Volunteers needed in all aspects of Senior Services. Volunteers needed at all three Senior Centers. Volunteer Drivers needed

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes.