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Community Assistance

Our community partners are providing assistance to families in need.
Continue to check back for more information.

Other Bank

The Other Bank is located in the Ferndale Community Resource Center. The Other Bank offers hygiene articles to families with children who qualify for free and reduced lunch in the Ferndale School District.

Open:  Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Supplies offered:  toilet paper, bar soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sanitary pads and tampons, deodorants, razors, diapers.

 The Other Bank Website

Ferndale Food Bank

The Ferndale Food Bank serves low income seniors, neighbors, and those in crisis living in the Ferndale/Custer, WA area. Single individuals and families can visit once a week for as long as assistance is needed. Please visit their website for more information.

 Ferndale Food Bank Website

Additional Rental Assistance is Currently Available

Please visit the Opportunity Council Housing Support webpage for more information:

  • Whatcom County residents can make appointments at the beginning of the month. Residents who are income eligible and behind on rent can call and leave a message at (360) 734-5121 ext. 316.
  • Whatcom residents can also apply online:

Community Resources During COVID-19

The Opportunity Council in Bellingham has put together an in-depth list of resources for families in need. This covers many areas from food to legal help. Please access the link below for more information.

Community Resources During COVID-19 - Whatcom Asset Building Coalition