Thanking our Donors & Volunteers


Site Volunteers

602 volunteers gave more than 10,600  hours to keep FISH up and running in 2019.

These volunteers help at all our sites by getting food out on the shelves. Breaking it down:

Hood River -- 8,800 hours

Parkdale -- 360 hours

Cascade Locks -- 1,481 hours

Whether you gave an hour of your time this year or came every week, we appreciate your service.  We could not do all that we do without our volunteers! Thank you!

If you are interested in volunteering, please check out our volunteer page or contact Billie Stevens at

Delivery Volunteers

Thank you to the 20 or so people who faithfully pick up food from various businesses and deliver weekly to our sites.

Store Volunteers

These organizations volunteer on a rotation to help our clients shop for the food they need and get it safely to their cars.  They gave 8,322 hours of service:

  • Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

  • FISH Board members

  • Hood River Alliance Church

  • Immanuel Lutheran

  • Juntos

  • LEOs

  • Mid-Columbia Unitarian Fellowship

  • Mosier Manor

  • Parkdale Community Church

  • Providence Memorial Hospital

  • Riverside Community Church

  • Shepherd of the Valley Church

  • Spirit of Grace Church

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church

Food Drives and Group Donations

Many groups  and organizations helped gather food to keep our shelves stocked.  Thanks to all who helped or donated!  Food drives provided more than 27,000 pounds of food, while groups gathered and donated more than 12,000 pounds.  Amazing!

Gardeners and Growers

Gardeners and growers provided 16,957 pounds of fresh produce in 2019!

Fresh produce is a critical part of our mission.  These foods are a healthy addition to meals and help teach children about healthful diets.  Our backyard gardeners and valley growers helped us supply an amazing array of items:  apples, blueberries, squash, carrots, pears, lettuces and kale, cherries, cucumbers, melons, peppers, and more.  

If your garden is producing more than you can eat, freeze, can, or share with friends, consider us a spot where your beautiful produce will help your other neighbors in need.  Thank you!

Donations from Individuals

Every day that we're open, people stop by with donations.  It could be a bag of extra groceries, travel size toiletries from a recent trip, personal hygiene supplies, or "extra" items bought during a grocery sale.  In 2019, donations from individuals gave us 13,000 pounds of products to share with those in need.  Thank you!  We're open for donations Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 8am to noon, at our Hood River site.