Where to Find Food in Anacortes


Anacortes Salvation Army Food Bank – 293-6682 (3001 R Ave.)

  • Open: M/W: 1pm – 3:45pm
    • Frequency: 1x a month (no appt. necessary), government commodities 1st each month @ 1pm.

Anacortes 100 Food Bank – 293-6445 (512 4th St.)

  • Open: T/Fri – 10am-2pm (clients can come 1x per week)
    • Government commodities available: 1st Friday, Noon-2pm

St. Vincent DePaul  – 293-9821 (4001 Saint Mary’s Dr.)

  • Open: Fridays 10-11am (no fresh foods)
  • Frequency: 2x a month

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Health Council Meeting (19 Jul 17) – The Panhandling Issue

Notes from the presentation by Officer Karl Wolfswinkel:

 Points to ponder:

Aggressive Panhandling is illegal

Being a public nuisance is illegal (offensive materials, trash, etc.)

Panhandling within city limits is not illegal

Common Questions:
Who has the right to move someone along?

Business representatives (e.g. Office Manager of the church; owner of a small business; Manager at the grocery store) can call police and request that an individual(s) be trespassed or removed Continue reading “Health Council Meeting (19 Jul 17) – The Panhandling Issue”

Skagit Transit Reduced & Free Fares

Reduced Fare

Skagit Transit offers reduced fares for those with special needs. Reduced fares are available for :

  • People with a disability
  • People aged 65 and older
  • People with a Medicare card

A Reduced Fare Card or Medicare Card should be presented to the driver when boarding.  A Reduced Fare Card can be acquired at:

  • Skagit Station, 105 East Kincaid, Mount Vernon
  • Skagit Transit HQ, 600 County Shop Lane, Burlington

Also available from Customer Service is a Regional Reduced Fare Permit. These sell for $3.00 and a valid on any Puget Sound transit system as well as WA State Ferries. Please bring proof of your eligibility.

Free Passes

Skagit Transit distributes free day passes to Human Services agencies through our Ride Pass Grant Program. Each agency sets their own policy and procedure for distribution to clients with financial need.

Information on the Ride Grant Pass and the other programs mentioned above are at skagittransit.org