FISH FOOD BANK WELCOMES YOU
Because no one should be hungry!
The FISH Food Bank mission is to help alleviate hunger by distributing food regularly and on an emergency basis, regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation and in a friendly, instant, sympathetic, helpful, nonjudgmental and confidential manner.
Our mission is to provide 3 to 5 days of emergency food once per month or about 12 times per year to those in Hood River County and Mosier. In addition to food supplies, we have personal hygiene supplies too.
Anyone who lives in Hood River County or Mosier needing food assistance can register at FISH. Volunteers will help you register - just bring in something to show where you live (driver's license, community ID, utility bill, etc). The food bank helps those with a household income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, OR anyone currently participating in one of these programs: SNAP (Food Stamp Program), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), SSI (Supplemental Security Income), or LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance).
If you are experiencing homelessness and do not have a permanent address but need food aid, please come by - we can help!
LOCATIONS AND HOURS FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE
3686 DAVIS DRIVE (AT MID-VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
3:30 to 5:30pm
FISH FOOD BANK -
WHO WE ARE
FISH began in 1969 when a group of neighbors joined together to help others in the community who needed food, clothing, or a helping hand. Today, four sites across Hood River County provide emergency food assistance, health screening and nutritional counseling. More than 500 volunteers assist clients, stock shelves, sort donations, and keep our doors open to those in need.
We're also proud to partner with the Oregon Food Bank and the United Way. The Oregon Food Bank has multiple focuses for its 2020 efforts: a dedication to freshness by increasing the amount of produce distributed to food pantries, championing self-reliance, and advocating for public policies and programs to address the root causes of hunger.
WORK & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
In 2019, we provided food for 1,218 families, serving more than 2,250 adults and 1,200 children. More than 600 volunteers donated 10,600 hours to help out in their community.
The community assisted us through a variety of food drives and fund-raising activities.
We supported client health through the fresh produce provided by donations and grown in our garden. We distributed a total of 67,445 pounds of fresh produce to clients. 39% of the food we provided overall consisted of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables,
FOOD DONATION DROP-OFF
Healthy & Nutritious Food
We accept donations of canned, non-perishable foods, pet foods, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene products. We also accept your fresh-grown fruit and produce.
Best time to donate: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday from 8am to noon in Hood River.
Emergency Food Aid
Our mission is to provide 3 to 5 days of emergency food once per month or about 12 times per year. Clients are welcome to go to any one of the four sites once a month.
HOW WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Helping Neighbors in 2019
A huge thank you to everyone who supports FISH. In 2019 we received 171,134 lbs of donations from individuals, organizations, and community businesses! And more than 221,600 pounds of food came from our partners at the Oregon Food Bank.
Thank you to everyone who contributed financially to FISH. Your dollars matter! Every dollar allows us to buy the food we need from the Oregon Food Bank and anything we need to fill in the gaps. In 2019, your generous monetary gifts provided 42,722 pounds of food, including bread, canned goods, cheese, eggs, milk, produce, tortillas, and turkey.
PARTNER AGENCIES, DONORS, AND POLICIES
We're a partner with the Oregon Food Bank. The Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. We distribute that food through a Statewide Network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 1,200 food assistance sites serving all of Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
United Way of the COLUMBIA GORGE (UWCG) is a non-profit, local agency that supports non-profit human service programs in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania counties.
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Guy Fenner Foundation
Jocker Family Foundation
Gorge Community Foundation - Chris and Julie Smith Fund
Gorge Community Foundation - Joan Burchell Fund
Lake Family Foundation
Jeff Rippy Family Foundation
Hood River Lions
Gorge Community Foundation - Chuck Beardsley Fund
Gorge Community Foundation - Anonymous
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
CONTACT FISH FOOD BANK
Get in touch with FISH Food Bank to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
If you need food assistance, stop by one of our locations or call us.
1130 Tucker Rd, Hood River, OR 97031, USA