Capital Campaign

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Capital Campaign

Alleviating Hunger – Our Story

FISH of Vancouver is the largest food pantry for hungry families and individuals in Vancouver. For more than 45 years, FISH volunteers have distributed emergency food from a small rented space in St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver. They started by feeding about 100 families per month. In 2014 at same location, 90 FISH volunteers distributed 789,558 pounds of food, feeding more than 5,000 individuals each month from a crowded,  1,500 sq foot food pantry. In 2014, nearly 26,500 households were served. More than thirty-one percent of those receiving food were children. More than 18,600 volunteer hours donated by volunteers ranging in age from 18 to 90 made this possible. FISH of Vancouver is the community food pantry providing direct service to clients primarily west of I-5, which has the lowest income level in Clark County. Each month, an increasing number are fed.

NEWS FLASH! FISH of Vancouver has moved into its new home!

On November 3, 2015, FISH of Vancouver opened the doors of its new, beautiful food pantry at 906 Harney in downtown Vancouver.

Our new, larger space means that FISH can:

  • Store and distribute more food to hungry families and individuals
  • Accept more food donations including fresh produce and dairy products and fresh and frozen meat
  • Have efficient workspaces for FISH volunteers
  • Allow for truck deliveries of food
  • Replace coolers and freezers for more and safer storage space
  • Re-establish clothing distribution to needy families
  • House all FISH services in one building

Who will be helped?

FISH statistics tell quite a story. More than 5,000 individuals are served each month representing in 2014:

  • 26,550 households
  • 65,383 individuals
  • 31% children, 15% elderly

How you can help

Our new, larger building at 906 Harney is purchased and construction is complete. FISH continues to raise funds to operate the new facility. For more information about the campaign contact Betty Sue Morris, Development Committee Chair, at 360-573-9455.