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Edmonds Food Bank

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Edmonds Food Bank

2023 - 2024


Interim, Development Assessment, Hiring Support, Development Planning, Digital Marketing and Communications, Event Support


Food Security

The Edmonds Food Bank is dedicated to alleviating food insecurity in the Edmonds community by providing food assistance through their mobile food distributions, home delivery and online order programs. In 2022, the Edmonds Food Bank engaged Ostara to provide capital campaign feasibility and planning services to assist with their plan to construct a new facility to meet the growing need for food assistance.

During the feasibility assessment, it was determined that the food bank needed to build out their fundraising program infrastructure prior to embarking on a capital campaign and in 2023, Ostara was invited back to engage in an interim development leadership role to shape the food bank’s fundraising program and strategy.

After conducting a development assessment, Ostara determined that we needed to lead and support the food bank through several areas of direct fundraising work to lay the foundation for future program and campaign success. Ostara partnered with the food bank to develop the fundraising program and program infrastructure, provided leadership and ground support for creating and implementing the fund development plan and managed donor cultivation and solicitation activities.

Throughout our time serving as interim program leadership, Ostara successfully created and launched a fully functional development program with the SOPs and tools necessary to set the incoming team up for success. Ostara led the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding processes for the newly created Marketing and Communications Manager, Director of Development, and Individual Giving Manager positions. Ostara managed the strategy, content creation, and the execution for multiple fundraising campaigns as well as the food bank’s first annual impact report.

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