Media & Press Releases

VOA Ramps Up Hunger Prevention To Address Surging Need (5/21/2020)

Eric Wilkinson, KING 5 News, reports on how VOA has dramatically increased its food bank and food distribution efforts in order to meet the growing demand. VOA has coordinated a six-month lease with the former Arlington Haggen's building in order to receive and ship out over 500 pallets of food from Food Lifeline each week, and provides food to current and emerging Food Banks and Pantries throughout Snohomish County. 


August 3rd, 2020: My Edmonds News: "Five months into the pandemic, tips for fighting COVID-19 stress"

July 28th, 2020: MLT News:"Plans underway for pop-up food pantry in Mountlake Terrace Aug. 7"

July 27th, 2020: The Everett Herald: "Everett's $1 million CARES funds go to bills, bars and diners"

July 20th, 2020: The Everett Herald:"Everett Elks gift $2K; WWU honors 2 residents from Lynnwood"

July 12th, 2020: The Everett Herald: "Eviction moratorium uncertainty means preparing for anything."

July 11th, 2020: North County Outlook: "Snohomish County Initiates COVID-19 Outreach Program for Mental Wellbeing"

July 5th, 2020: The Everett Herald: "Mental health providers brace for forecasted spike in demand."

June 30th, 2020: MLT News: "Volunteers of America offering rental assistance to families impacted by COVID-19"

June 30th, 2020: My Edmonds News: "Safe Start stumbles in Snohomish County: ‘Clearly a possibility’ we could return to Phase 1 if trends continue, officials say"

June 3, 2020: EVCC Clipper: "EvCC Partners With Volunteers of America Western Washington"

June 3, 2020: North County Outlook: "Volunteers of America to Distribute Food to Local Food Banks"

May 18, 2020: The Everett Post: "VOA Leases Arlington Haggen For Food Distribution"  

May 7, 2020: The Everett Herald: "Already on the edge, thousands seek help with food and rent" 

April 30, 2020: Skagit Valley Herald: "Quilters, others making masks for community"

April 27, 2020: The Everett Herald: "As pandemic drags on, mental health clients, services adapt" 

April 26th, 2020: The Everett Herald: "Around Snohomish County, Food Banks Face Double the Need" 

April 22, 2020: Snohomish County Tribune: “2-1-1 Help Hotline Calls Tripled in March”

April 22, 2020: Mukilteo Beacon: “Food Banks See Increased Demand” 

February 22, 2020: The Arlington Times "Arlington Community Resource Center: We’re open" by Douglas Buell

July 12, 2019: My Edmonds News: "Officials break ground on new neighborhood resource center coming to Lynnwood in 2021" 

May 11, 2018: The Everett Herald: "You can play a role in fighting hunger without leaving home" 

May 6, 2018: "Panel discussion centers on civil discourse"

March 14, 2018: The Tribune: "Food banks can use more supplies during springtime"

February 27, 2018: The Woodinville Weekly: "When tragic events trigger emotional crisis- Where to turn for help"

December 17, 2017: My Edmonds News: "Puget Sound Energy donates to Volunteers of America Western Washington"

March 28, 2017: "Pop Up Food Banks Helpf Everett Residents Where They Are" 

July 11, 2016: Stanwood Camano News: "Reduce the stigma" 

October 27, 2015: My Edmonds News: "Volunteers of America announces plans for new neighborhood service center in Lynnwood; Rick Steves pledges $2 million in support"


August 6, 2020: KING 5 News: "With supermarket prices on the rise, Snohomish County food banks prepare for a surge in need."

June 30, 2020: YouTube: "Covid-19 Update with County Executive Dave Somers, Snohomish Health Department Director Dr. Spitters, and VOAWW Senior Director Pat Morris."

May 21, 2020: KING 5 News: "As unemployment hits record levels, more Washingtonians need help getting food"

May 1, 2020: Kiro 7 News: "North Sound food bank braces for record delivery."

March 11, 2020: Kiro 7 News: "Coronavirus emergency causing shortage at local food banks" 

January 19, 2018: KING 5 News: "Sultan students confront 'shame' of hunger" 

December 11, 2017: KING 5 News: "Volunteers fill bus with donations"

April 4, 2017: Komo 4 News: "Pop up food banks looking to expand in Everett"


July 12, 2020: 107.7 The End: "Conversations - Volunteer's of America's Ruth Shapovalov"

Press Releases


May 26, 2020: VOA Turns to Virtual Mediation to Solve Conflict 

May 15, 2020: VOA Leases Arlington Haggen Building To Expand Food Distribution

March 12, 2020: Miss Sydney and Downtown Saints Concert Postponed


April 22, 2019: VOAWW Welcomes New CEO

Media Contact: Cory Armstrong-Hoss, Director of Communications & Marketing
Phone: 4258308624