Who We Are
We are a non-profit food bank established in 1971 and incorporated in 1979 to consolidate and improve the anti- hunger ministries of Yakima churches and non-profit organizations. We are a pr1marily volunteer-run organization seeking to provide the highest quality and quantity of food to those seeking our assistance. We are a member agency of Northwest Harvest, a partner agency of Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest, and receive food and funding from donations and state and federal anti-hunger assistance programs. We are your neighbors and your representatives to those who seek our assistance.
What We Do
We distribute food to those requesting our assistance on Friday mornings from 9-12 at our facilities at 703 Central Avenue (near State Fair Park, just south of the Henry Beauchamp Community Center). During 2016, we distributed 897,827 pounds of nutritious food to 21,836 households, consisting of 93,978 individuals, including 43,570 children and 50,408 adults. We serve all who request our assistance without requesting unnecessary documentation or asking intrusive questions. We ask for no personally identifiable data. Solely to meet the requirements of donors, we ask for the total members of the household, groupings of members by age, whether this is the household’s first visit since June 30, and age grouping of new members of the household since the previous visit. We leverage donations by purchasing in bulk. We maintain this website at www.yakimarotaryfoodbank.org and a Facebook page to keep you informed on our activities.