Good Cheer Food Bank – Bayview, WA
Creating a hunger-free community on South Whidbey
- Food bank: Family support principles so that everyone who walks through the doors is treated with dignity and respect.
- Community garden: Intern and volunteer led organic garden connects with gleaning programs and other gardens on the island as well as provides food for other non-profits.
- Thrift store: Allows for recycling of goods and funding of food bank.
Website: www.goodcheer.orgWhere are they Now?
Often we hear of leaders who are dedicated to the growth of organizations, regardless of whether the expansion is needed, an approach of ‘growth for growth’s sake.’
In the case of Good Cheer, the organization has experienced significant growth, particularly over the last decade and a half. This impressive growth is due in no small part to the subtle shift that emphasizes respect and choice. This respect for the client is institutionalized in the culture of the Good Cheer now, thanks to Executive Director, Kathy McCabe who introduced the Family Support Principles to the organization.