Community Resources

Anacortes is a community that cares! We will continue to add updates to our community resources. 

Updated March 30, 2020

Local Resources 

Childcare Update (more details on Skagit COVID Childcare page)

Childcare providers and community partners that are interested in organizing emergency childcare for medical professionals and other priority workforce groups around the state, should contact or (509) 544-5712.

Essential workers who need childcare should call the Child Care Aware Family Center at (800) 446-1114 or go to their website. Alternatively, essential workers can contact their school districts directly or the Skagit Valley YMCA.

Blood donations still needed – schedule appointment today to give.

Blood donation considered essential function that people are allowed and encouraged to continue doing. While there are no Bloodworks Northwest facilities in Skagit County, several mobile blood drives are scheduled in local cities. Permanent facilities are also open in Everett and Bellingham. 

Anacortes Public Schools 

Effective Tuesday, March 17, all school district buildings and facilities will be closed through April 24 to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Depending on public health guidance, it’s possible the closure could extend even further. The last day of school for students will remain Friday, June 19, and Monday, June 22 for staff.

For morn information please visit the Anacortes School District’s Website and the Anacortes School District’s Covid-19 Response Information Page and Latest Press Releases.

Boys and Girls Club of Skagit County. 

All Club locations are currently closed. For updates on operations please visit the Boys and Girls Club Website. 

A Simple Gesture

The scheduled April 11th pick up is cancelled. Please drop off your filled bag directly to the food bank. Following are important details about this:

  • For this particular donation, please use disposable bags (paper or plastic), NOT your red ASG bag. Please save your red bag for next time!
  • The Salvation Army’s (TSA) food bank is considered an essential service, as are the donations made to it. Their office remains open, and bags can be dropped off inside the lobby of their front office during business hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch). They are located at 3001 R Ave. If you need assistance unloading your bag at TSA, they ask that you call ahead at (360) 293-6682.

Current Food Shortages: Spaghetti sauce, pasta, jam/jelly, single-serve fruit cups, single-serve applesauce cups, mac & cheese, meals-in-a-can, soups, Ensure-type drinks, canned meats (except tuna). Also, while not essential, the food bank could use more bags of flour and sugar.

The food bank still has plenty of the following, and does NOT NEED: canned tuna, peanut butter, diced tomatoes, canned veggies (overstocked on green beans and corn), beans of all types.

Special Request:  toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissues, and disinfecting wipes/cleaners. 

If you would prefer make a monetary donation, you may do so online at, or by mailing a check payable to A Simple Gesture-Anacortes, P.O. Box 1413, Anacortes, WA 98221. 

Red Bag Pantry - Anacortes Public Library

Due to our closure the Red Bag Pantry has been moved to right outside the main entrance to the library. For those in need of food support you can reach out to:

  • A Simple Gesture at 360-399-6463
  • Anacortes Family Center at 360-293-2993