All branches and offices of the Tri-Cities Food Bank will be closed on Wednesday, September 30th for inventory. Normal hours will resume on October 1st.
Our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.
Results of the 8th Annual Show & Shine for Hunger
The final results of the 8th Annual Show & Shine for Hunger are in – the event raised $25,000 in cash donations that was given to the Tri-Cities Food Bank!
During the 41 years that the Food Bank has been in existence, its staff has developed relationships with both local food producers and retail businesses, which enable the food bank staff to purchase overstocks and abundances at reduced prices. In general, depending on the commodity the food bank is able to stretch a dollar’s buying power to anywhere from $4.00 to $5.00.
Totaling the proceeds given the past eight years, the Show and Shine for Hunger annual events have provided the food bank with cash donations of $303,000 with which the food bank has been able to purchase and distribute well over one million dollars worth of goods to less fortunate families in our community.
The vast majority of this money comes from local businesses with the balance generated during the one day vehicle show held in August. Business owners have been quite supportive due in part to knowing that every dime they donate goes directly to the food bank. Local car clubs cover the expenses associated with holding the vehicle shows, which also allows the minimal registration fee paid by the vehicle owners and all spectator contributions collected to go directly to the food bank.
Thanks to all of you who continue to support this event series!
Our final day to accept donations for fire relief is Friday, September 11th
As the needs change from rescue to recovery, needs change. Here is the current needs list as of 9-8-15 (we are asking that any furniture items be taken directly to the Harley-Davidson dealership on 19th Ave in Kennewick as they are the transportation for our items). Thank you again for donating!
Mattresses (regular or air)
Bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets WASHED, FOLDED, SORTED, BOXED and LABELED)
Non-perishable READY TO EAT food
Milk products (canned or dry)
Canned meats (chicken, fish, etc)
(No rice or beans)
Diapers (all sizes, ADULTS TOO)
Totes with lids (needed at the warehouse to sort donations)
hats (ballcaps, knit hats)
Women’s and childrens socks and underwear (NEW ONLY)
NO OTHER CLOTHING PLEASE
Basic furniture (good condition – table/chairs, beds, bedframes)
Pet food (WET and DRY)
Cat Litter/litter box
Blankets for bedding
Animal Gift Cards
Senior Horse Feed
Grain – all stock
Basic first aid for animals
Cash Donations for Hay
Fencing materials such as 6.5 foot 133 T-posts, 5-6″ wood posts, railroad ties/posts
barb wire rolls
flat wire rolls