How often can I come to FISH?
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 three sites once a month. During the Covid-19 pandemic we realize that families may need more help. Please reach out to us if you need assistance - our mission is that no one should be hungry.
Who can come to FISH?
Anyone who lives in Hood River County or Mosier needing food assistance can register at FISH. Your signature is required on a form in which you declare that your household income is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, OR that you are currently participating in the SNAP (Food Stamp Program), TANF, SSI, or LIEAP.
How do I register myself or my family?
Our friendly volunteers will help you register at your first visit to FISH. You must provide proof you are currently living in Hood River County or Mosier by bringing a power bill, rent receipt, letter from landlord or orchard owner. It must show a physical address (not a PO Box). Exceptions are made for those with no permanent address.
What if I don't live in Hood River County or Mosier?
If you do not have any permanent address, you may still apply. If you are from the surrounding area, check out other nearby locations in Oregon and Washington.
You may also use the resources at the Oregon Food Bank to find other food assistance sites. They have a "Food Finder" search tool that can be very helpful.
What if I don't drive or can't leave my home?
FISH is able to provide monthly deliveries of food for homebound individuals or families through a partnership with Volunteers in Action. Persons may qualify for home delivery with a written referral from a local agency or through a personal interview with FISH volunteers. Please call FISH at 541-386-3474 to set up an interview.
For individuals who are over 60 years old or who have a Volunteers in Action can also provide transportation to those who can't afford transportation or who are unable to use the CAT bus. Enrollment takes about 2 weeks. Please call 541-386-3474 or email Britta Wilson at for additional information.
What Other Help is Available?
A community health volunteer is often available to check blood pressure and answer questions about nutrition.
What If I Need Shelter?
Hood River Shelter Services at 317 State Street is open between November and March. Hours are 6pm to 7am, every day of the week. You'll find a place to sleep and a meal as well.