We are a Non- Profit agency

We are a 100% volunteer organization. Thanks to the generous donation of time by almost 200 volunteers, all financial contributions go directly to serve our clients. Financial support comes from individuals indicating Tri-Cities Food Bank on United Way, caring businesses throughout the Tri-Cities, community organizations, and scores of individuals. We couldn’t do what we do, without you – thank you!

Services

Volunteer

Services

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.
Cash and credit donations are always acceptable and appreciated. Checks should be made out to the Tri-Cities Food Bank.  When needed, the Tri-Cities Food Bank can purchase items at a reduced cost.  Donors may also identify Tri-Cities Food Bank on their United Way donor card.  The PayPal link to the right is always available. To donate money or food in person, please stop by any of our locations during operating hours or call (509) 582-0411. For fastest processing, checks to be mailed should be sent to our Central Office at 420 W Deschutes Ave, Kennewick WA 99336. To donate in honor or memory of someone special, or a special event, please note that with your donation (if donating through PayPal, use the “note” field) and we will recognize that in our newsfeed on this website. As always, thank you for your donations!

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed in a number of capacities, including forklift operators and pickup truck drivers, the pantry/food assembly area, and up front with customers each day the food bank is open.  Service hours are the published open times, with an additional two hours preparation time before opening and an hour after closing time for clean-up.  Our most CRITICAL need is for pickup drivers to pick up donations from local stores, including on weekends and days the food banks are closed (the food bank has pick-up trucks available for this purpose).  Warehouse work includes handling boxes and bags up to 50 pounds, and sorting of incoming canned goods donations.  Often volunteers will work one or two or more days each week, or agree to be on call as needed.

Important Announcements

Howard Rickard on COVID19 Respons

Hello, Howard Rickard here and I am President-Board of Directors of the Tri-Cities Food Bank. I was asked to answer questions on Food Bank operations during COVID19 response period. All three branches of the Tri-Cities Food Bank have been and will continue to operate as long as possible over normal food distribution hours weekday mornings from 9:30AM to noon. Our branches are located on Wellsian Way in Richland, 420 W. Deschutes in Kennewick, and on 10th Street in Benton City. For more information please see our Facebook Website (www.facebook.com/tricitiesfoodbank). The Food Bank is just like the grocery stores that must

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Response to Coronavirus

Tri-Cities Food Bank response to Coronavirus The Food banks will be open as normally scheduled. We recognize that it is essential that services must be maintained in the best interest of our customers and community. The Tri-Cities Food Bank is monitoring news and is following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to appropriately respond to the potential health threat posed by the virus. This includes: • Increased disinfecting/cleaning all surfaces and obtain additional cleaning supplies as quickly as store stocks allow.• Requiring all staff and volunteers to stay home if onset of any cold or flu symptomatic conditions.• Staff

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Donations

We have been getting calls asking where they can drop off donations. We appreciate each and every one of them. Donations can be dropped off at any Tri-Cities food bank location in Benton City, Richland and Kennewick. Please see the hours in the description of this page. Thank you everyone for your continued support so no one goes hungry.

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The Tri-Cities Food Bank provides emergency food to the needy residents of Benton City, Kennewick, Finley, Richland, and West Richland.