Our Columbia County Food Bank Vision, Mission, and Programs:
Our Vision: No one should go hungry.
To provide access to healthy food and resources.
We Accomplish Our Mission By:
Soliciting, collecting, preparing, and packaging food for distribution through our network of partner agencies and programs.
Working to fight hunger’s root causes through education, public awareness, and community advocacy.
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.
A food pantry is a local, welcoming space where you can go to pick up an emergency food box that will you 2-3 days
We understand that it’s never easy to ask for assistance. We believe that having food is the most basic of all human needs. Many of us have been there, found ourselves in a position where we have needed help. That’s why we make getting assistance from one of our food pantries simple and welcoming.
While we can’t guarantee the food we have available week-to-week we try our best to work with food allergies and intolerances.
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 availablility is open to anyone and available on a first come, first serve basis.