Who Do We Serve?
Needy families may receive food as often as once every two weeks. At each visit, a family is provided with up to a week’s supply of groceries.
To qualify as a food bank recipient, we request a statement of need (a form you will sign here – not something you bring), along with the following:
* A valid photo ID (drivers license etc.) to establish identity
* A current piece of mail to establish residency in our service area (current utility bill, rent receipt, letter, etc., must have your name and address).
* The names and birth dates of all who reside in your household you wish to claim for food service. We do not require proof of income, ever.
A family representative is interviewed at each visit to the food bank. A computer record is maintained for the family address and the size and makeup of the family.
With a few limited exceptions, the city you live in determines which branch you may visit; for example, if you live in Richland you may only receive service from the Richland branch, if you are Kennewick, you must go to the Kennewick branch, etc.
We are limited to Benton County, so we unfortunately can’t serve Pasco residents.
You must be on site five minutes prior to closing to receive service.
What Is Available?
Families receive a variety of groceries, including: meat, eggs, margarine or butter, canned goods, rice, beans, flour, pasta products, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous donated foods and supplies. In addition, an abundance of bread, rolls, and other bakery products are available as donations allow.
Have Questions or Need Help?
When the need arises call us at (509) 582-0411 or stop by one of our locations when we are open.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation/identity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer