Founded in 1998, the Columbia Pacific Food Bank distributes an average of 16 tons of food each week throughout the county via food pantries; community meals; senior centers; and backpack, brown bag, domestic violence and children’s programs.
We serve 1 in 4 individuals in Columbia County through our programs. 31% of our clients are children, 41% are adults, 22% are seniors, and a large percentage of our clients are working families.
Our food programs are all a bit different and unique to each location. Most commonly you will find local, seasonal produce. Some programs have brown bag lunch or single meals available.
Our food programs are simple and inclusive. Simply show up and receive food assistance. See each food program for their unique offering, location, and hours.
Food program availability is open to anyone and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Donate and volunteer. Monetary Donations: With our buying power we can purchase 5x the amount of food than you can buy at the grocery store. This means a donation of $20 can purchase around $100 worth of food. Food Donations: With your help we can provide our neighbors with more nutritious food. Volunteer: Volunteering with the food bank takes dedication and physical ability, but is also rewarding. The satisfaction of helping feed hungry residents in Columbia County is worth it, especially knowing that a large portion of our recipients are families who are vulnerable to limited incomes or situations beyond their control.