An Open Door to Hope

Food Distribution

St. Vincent de Paul – St. Patrick Conference works with Second Harvest, Northwest Harvest, Blue Mountain Action Council (Federal Commodoties), Albertsons, Walmart, other grocery retailers, and local farmers to help fight hunger in Franklin County, Washington.

Our Food Bank provided 2,120,400 pounds of perishable and non-perishable food to 4,460 families between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.  The homeless and those without cooking facilities are given nutritious nonperishable foods that do not require cooking.

Through involvement with Second Harvest’s “Feeding America” program, our volunteers pick up food from Wal-Mart and Albertsons three times every week.  We also benefit from Blue Mountain Action Council Federal commodities and deliveries from Second Harvest, and Northwest Harvest.  Our farmers are also very generous in supporting our mission to feed the hungry.  These resources, along with food drives by local organizations, enable us to include dairy products, meats, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as nonperishable items in food boxes donated by Boise Packaging and Newsprint that are given to struggling families living in Pasco and surrounding areas within Franklin County.

 

Volunteers fill boxes with basic foods and clients add their chosen meats, dairy products and fresh produce before leaving. This enables efficient distribution of resources and minimizes waste. 

 

Copyright 2012, Saint Vincent de Paul, Pasco, WA