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

‼ COVID-19:
The 2020 Geographic Specific – Delridge, Georgetown, South Park – Food Bank Services RFP previously published with due date of March 24, 2020 has been postponed until the first quarter of 2021 due to COVID-19 protocol. If you have any questions, please contact Amaury Ávalos at (206) 386-1561 or by email at amaury.avalos@seattle.gov.

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from agencies to provide food to low-income individuals and families in Seattle.

This RFP is focused on investing in 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.

Timeline graphic showing key dates in RFP process

An Information Session will be held Friday, February 28, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Southwest Library Branch, 9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. The Last Day to Submit Questions will be Monday, March 9, 2020 by 12:00 p.m., Noon. HSD will not provide individual notice of changes, and applicants are responsible for regularly checking this web page for answers to questions, process updates, clarifications, or amendments.

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 needsCompleted application packets are due by 12:00 p.m., Noon on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Amaury Ávalos at (206) 386-1561 or by email at amaury.avalos@seattle.gov.