2021 Geographic Specific – Delridge, Georgetown, South Park - Food Bank Services RFP

This RFP was previously published in March 2020 before being postponed due to COVID-19 protocol.

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 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) for Geographic Specific Food Bank Services 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. These amounts can be used to fund food bank services for low-income individuals and families in Delridge, Georgetown, and South Park neighborhoods including, but not limited to:

  1. Basic food bank operations (required); and
  2. 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.

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.

Timeline graphic showing key dates in RFP process
*HSD reserves the right to change any dates in the RFP timeline.

An Information Session will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. via WebEx online virtual meeting technology. The Last Day to Submit Questions will be Friday, March 5, 2021 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 needsApplications must be submitted through the HSD Online Submission System or email at HSD_RFP_RFQ_Email_Submissions@seattle.gov. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted. Completed application packets are due by 12:00 p.m., Noon on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Amaury Ávalos by email at amaury.avalos@seattle.gov.