We have moved our Empty Bowls event online. Purchase a bowl and get Wild Currant's Split Pea Soup recipe!
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
We also operate the Barbara Bullis H.E.L.P.
food pantry in St. Helens.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Columbia Pacific Food Bank is committed first and foremost to the health and safety of our community — to our clients, volunteers, staff and the broader foodstream. We’ve taken a number of important steps to hold these priorities at the center of our response to coronavirus, including rigorous social distancing practices, aggressive sanitization standards, and adjustments in staff and volunteer allocations to better support local food assistance sites.
Our response efforts also require a shift in food sourcing and distribution priorities to keep nutritious food flowing throughout Columbia County. This includes a temporary hold on acceptance of consumer-donated food.
Please consider making a donation and help us wipe out hunger in Columbia County!
We appreciate your support in fighting hunger
in Columbia County.
Empty Bowls Fundraiser
In lieu of our popular annual in-person Empty Bowls Event, we bring you our Empty Bowls Event Shop. A great way to support your regional food bank for Columbia County!
We have again partnered with local artisan Pat Brame to bring you over 200 unique pottery bowls! Since we can't fill you bowl with hot soup this year, Doug from Wild Currant has agreed to share his top-secret Split Pea Soup recipe, we will even give you a bag of split peas too!
Items purchased will need to be scheduled for a pick-up. There will not be the option to ship this product at this time. We will contact you directly to schedule a time for pick-up. We appreciate your support!
For most of us, our world has been turned upside down these days. Some of us continue to work by providing essential services to our communities, while others have the opportunity to work from home. Another slice of the population has been laid off indefinitely or temporarily. For us here at the Columbia Pacific Food Bank, we are being agile and flexible as we tackle new challenges daily.
As your regional food bank, we have historically distributed 12 tons of food weekly to Columbia County. Due to this pandemic, we are setting record-breaking numbers. Last week we delivered 13.5 tons of food. We have new clients that are walking through our doors every day. Our phones are ringing off the hook from folks that have never used a local food pantry and the gratitude in their voices is heard loud and clear. This is a call to action. WE NEED YOUR HELP. During April we are finding the humor in the TP craze and raising funds to WIPEOUT HUNGER in Columbia County. These funds will go directly to purchasing food to serve our community.
So how can you help? For every donation of $25.00 or more, your name will be placed on our TP Wall of Fame at our future home building window. This display of giving will live for the month of April and will be a fun way to pay tribute to all our generous donors and TP fanatics. Please consider a donation in the light of wiping out hunger in Columbia County.