The Columbia Pacific Food Bank
is the regional food bank for Columbia County.

We deliver food to 38 food pantries, meal programs and produce distribution points throughout
Columbia County.

We also operate the Barbara Bullis H.E.L.P.
food pantry in St. Helens.

Needed Food

We need the following three types of food to distribute to those who have limited refrigeration or cooking skills.

Canned soup

Canned Vegetables (no garbanzo beans)

Canned Fruit

We appreciate your support in fighting hunger in Columbia County.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

We're raising funds to fight empty bowls!

What: Dinner, live music, socialization, and a keepsake bowl
When: April 10, 2020
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Where: McBride Elementary School, 2774 Columbia Blvd. St. Helens, OR 97051
Cost: $15 per person

Have fun. Get fed. Our annual Empty Bowls fundraiser is a family friendly dinner featuring hand-crafted soup from local chefs, live music and a chance to catch up with fellow community members. Only 300 tickets are available!

How it works

  1. Purchase a ticket
  2. Show up on April 10 at 5pm and choose your empty bowl. Each artisan bowl is unique and created by local craftsman Pat Brame
  3. Fill your bowl with soup and grab some warm focaccia bread
  4. Join your neighbors at family style tables
  5. Catch up with old friends and make new ones while enjoying live music by The Decades
  6. Your keepsake bowl is yours to take home, additional bowls will be available for sale


Tickets are $15 per person and limited to 300 tickets. Advance purchase guarantees you a spot. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door. Click the purchase tickets button or visit one of these locations:

  • Columbia Pacific Food Bank
    474 Milton Way, St. Helens
    Mon-Thurs 8am-3pm
  • Grocery Outlet
    52115 SW Chinook Plaza, Scappoose
    Sun-Sat 8am-9pm
  • Bertucci's
    2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
    Sat 10am-4pm
  • Sunshine Pizza
    2124 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens
    Mon-Wed 7am-9pm
    Thurs-Sat 7am-10pm
    Sun 7:30am-9pm