We would like to share some facts about Fish of Vancouver showing how you have helped feed hungry families in Vancouver for more than 45 years.
We are guided by the statement “Feeding Families. Nourishing Children”
For more than 45 years our volunteers have been the core of our organization, keeping our mission alive through selflessly serving emergency food to hungry and homeless families and individuals of all ages, five days a week in west Vancouver, Washington, which has the lowest income level in Clark County.
- We are all volunteers with a passion for helping the less fortunate people in our community.
- Our food pantry is located at 906 Harney in downtown Vancouver where there is a constant need for food 5 days a week.
- With your support we have been able to be open every weekday from 10:00 A.M. to 2:45 P.M. to help anyone in need. We never turn anyone away without food.
- Hungry families that include 37% children can receive a 3 to 5 day supply of food once each month.
We are thankful for the food we receive from the following sources and from many of our donors:
- Private Donations
- Clark County Food Bank
- Oregon Food Bank
- Northwest Harvest
- Walk & Knock
- Letter Carrier Food Drives
- Local grocery stores such as Winco, Safeway, Whole Foods, Chuck’s Produce, New Seasons
- Local Food Drives
Fish of Vancouver statistics in 2016-17 (ending on June 30, 2017) to:
- 16,675 households served*
- 46,149 persons in these households*
- 514,714 pounds of food distributed
- 22,074 volunteer hours
- 30% of the people receiving food were children
- Approximately 21% of the people receiving food were elderly
For the month of August 2017:
- 1,701 households received emergency food*
- 4,300 persons were served*
- 1,206 of these persons were children including 126 children who were two or younger
- 975 of these persons were 55 or older
- 53,147 pounds of food were distributed, excluding bread and pastries
- 2,501 volunteer hours made this possible
- Thousands of pounds of fresh food was received from local grocery stores, such as Safeway, Whole Foods, Chuck’s Produce and New Seasons.
*Includes duplicated households and persons served