Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers

The Story

Our board members, staff, and volunteers work throughout the year to serve clients in need of food assistance throughout Hood River County and Mosier.  We'd like to share their stories - and hope you'll consider joining us as a volunteer.   If you're curious, learn more about the FISH history in the county's communities.

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Dedicated staff members help to register clients, keep track of food inventory and make sure food supplies are ready for clients, coordinate volunteer activities, and more.  Meet the team!


Billie Stevens

Billie is our volunteer coordinator.  She has worked with FISH for over 10 years, and helps make sure volunteers are trained and available throughout the year. She divides her time among the 4 FISH sites, and during the Covid-19 crisis is often found at FISH, making sure we are operating safely.  Billie has recently been involved in implementing the new Link2Feed software at FISH, and she writes the monthly newsletter. 

Lorinda Hoffman

Lorinda has been a FISH volunteer since 2005, and began working for FISH as Operations Coordinator in 2009.  Her association with FISH began when she came to FISH to help a friend who was volunteering.  She had taught preschool and kindergarten for twelve years, her kids were grown, and she wanted to do something positive with her time.  She says, “It’s wonderful to be able to do something practical to help solve problems.  So often all the strife and problems in the world can seem overwhelming, but this is something I can do to truly help people in my little corner of the world.”


Board Members


Marianne Durkan

 Marianne and her family have lived in Hood River for 33 years. In 2018 she retired after 28 years at  Providence Memorial Hospital, where she was the RN Manager for Home Health/Hospice. Marianne became involved in FISH food Bank in the late 1990s when she served as the liaison for Gorge Ecumenical Ministries. FISH was a Ministry of GEM. She has served as chair of the Board of Directors for nearly 20 years. 


Hear from our volunteers about their experiences with FISH


Tessa is the Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps member at FISH. Tessa grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended Boston College where she studied Biology and Spanish. Tessa is a certified Community Health Worker with the Oregon Health Authority, has completed plain language training at The Next Door, and is in the process of becoming a certified Master Gardener. Tessa enjoys skiing, hiking, running, cooking, and baking. Since moving to the area Tessa has enjoyed exploring all the outdoor activities the Gorge has to offer and is looking forward to spending the rest of the year in Hood River.

Tessa Yoo

Our History

1969 to 2019: 50 Years of Service

Watch our video to learn about the history of the FISH Food Bank and its growth over the last 50 years.


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1130 Tucker Rd, Hood River, OR 97031, USA

Mailing Address: FISH, 1767 12th Street, #147, Hood River, OR 97031

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