What Is the Tri-Cities Food Bank?
The Tri-Cities Food Bank provides emergency food to the needy residents of Richland, West Richland, Kennewick, Finley, and Benton City.
The Tri-Cities Foodbank, founded in 1974, is an all volunteer, nonprofit, United Way Agency. This organization has more than 100 volunteers who have donated more than 30,000 hours collecting and distributing food to low-income people. Our volunteers collect food 365 days of the year. Because we are an all volunteer organization we have never paid a salary since our founding.
Food Bank Facts
In 2010 we served more than 125,000 individuals representing approximately 33,000 families. On average more than 15 tons of food were distributed weekly. About 40% of the people served by the Tri-Cities Food Bank are children.
The Kennewick location serves approximately 53% of the people helped. The Richland location serves approximately 33% and the Benton City serves approximately 14%.
About $0.99 of every dollar goes directly to feeding the hungry in the Tri-Cities. That last $0.01 covers insurance, vehicle expenses and overhead. We have never paid a salary!