Do you need food?
We have food available for you.
FISH of Vancouver believes that no one should go hungry. We are committed to serving you with nourishing food distributed by kind and welcoming volunteers, in a safe and comfortable environment.
We are open daily
Our open hours are Monday - Friday – 10 am to 2 pm and the Fourth Saturday of the Month – 10 am to Noon. We can be reached at 360-695-4903.
Saturday Openings: 10 am - 12 pm:
- November 18 (3rd Saturday)
- December 16 (3rd Saturday)
- January 27 (4th Saturday)
For a complete list of Clark County food pantries, visit this page.
Your First Visit to FISH of Vancouver
We are open to all Washington State residents in need of food assistance. In our grocery-style pantry, you may shop for nonperishable pantry staples once per month and perishable items weekly. On your first visit we will ask for your name and birthday, the names and birthdays of everyone in your household, and your address. This information is kept confidential and will never be shared with anyone. For subsequent visits, we will only ask for your name and birthday. You do not need to show us any identification, proof of income or proof of address.
Once a month, you can browse our pantry for nonperishable pantry staples and canned goods. This includes canned fruit and vegetables, canned and boxed soups, pasta, rice and beans, canned meats, shelf-stable drinks, baking supplies, condiments, and snacks. Our options will vary based on our supply of foods.
Once a week, you may shop for perishable items including
fresh produce, dairy products such as eggs, yogurt, or cheese, fresh or
shelf-stable milk, mixed frozen meats, and bread, rolls, bagels, and chips. The availability of these items will vary based upon our supply of foods. Please let us know of any special needs you or your family might have, and we will do our best to meet them.
You are welcome to have someone else pick-up food if you are unable to visit FISH yourself. We ask that you either call our front desk at (360) 695-4903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to let us know who will be shopping for you. You may also send them with written permission to pick up your food. Please supply your proxy shopper with your full name and birthday, and let them know if you have shopped at FISH before or are a new client.
Our goal is that you leave FISH with enough food for your
family to feel secure and nourished for a week. We know that you are the foremost expert on what foods your family needs to thrive, which depending on food availability, is why we will not tell you what or how much food to take.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an ID?
No. We will ask for your name, birthday, and address, but you do not need to provide any documentation.
Do I need to bring my own bags?
You do not need to bring your own bags, but because we distribute our food in many smaller bags, they may facilitate moving them to your car. For those on foot or taking public transportation, we strongly encourage you to bring your own bags. We do not provide reusable grocery bags.
Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?
We do not have food boxes packed for specific dietary constraints, but we will do our best to meet your needs. Our food selection depends entirely upon donations so we cannot guarantee that we have options to meet every diet plan.
Does FISH deliver?
We do not have the capacity to make deliveries, but the Clark County Food bank may have delivery options available to you. Please call them at (360) 693-0939 for more information.
Can I volunteer?
We would love to have you volunteer! Please check our volunteer page for more details. Unfortunately, we cannot offer court-mandated community service.
What if I have more questions?
Give us a call at 360-695-4903 or email email@example.com. We are happy to answer your questions.