December 6th. The Clark County Food Bank welcomed a new food distribution center to serve the 27 agencies and food pantries that provide emergency food services to the area. Kathy Corwin, Corwin Beverage; Carol VanNatta, OSU Foundation; and Judith Youde, donor and volunteer were on hand for the festivities. Local officials, dignitaries and board members join food pantry representatives and local citizens in dedicating this warehouse that increases food capacity, provides meeting space and serves as a community hub for food education. (Photo Credit, Andie Petkus)
Emcee John McDonagh, Editor of the Vancouver Business Journal, noted that the Food Bank delivered 3.7 million pounds of food to 114,000 families last year. With this new warehouse and distribution facility, storage space more than doubles with additional capacity for cold food storage, freezer space and dry storage space.
This important project was completed by a volunteer board and the generosity of the State of Washington, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and a Community Development Block Grant from the County and City and over $1.75 million in philanthropic investments.
The mission of the Clark County Food Bank is to alleviate hunger and its root causes in Clark County Washington.