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 Food Bank, founded in 1974, is an all volunteer, nonprofit 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 2014 we served more than 159,000 family members. On average more than 15 tons of food are distributed weekly and about 40% of the people served by the Tri-Cities Food Bank are children.
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 facilities overhead costs.