How you can donate and help OUR neighbors
The food bank receives the bulk of its food for distribution through the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council. The food comes from the US Department of Agriculture's TEFAP program and two charitable organizations: Northwest Harvest and Second Harvest. Martin’s IGA is also a partner in supplying meat to clients during the holidays and other times of need. However, we rely on food donations from community members to supplement those staples with items such as cereal and canned food (vegetables, fruit, tuna, soup). We appreciate donations of all other food products that are unexpired and unopened.
Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at our location at 316 River St. Please place the items in the filing cabinet. Our volunteers check it regularly. Please call 509-245-6464 if you have more food than will fit in the drop-off bin, or are interested in donating fresh produce.
Donating food is easy- just drop off at your convenience in this drop box!
The food bank has been the grateful recipient of cash donations for many years from individuals and organizations in our community. In 2019 and 2020 we received a record number of monetary donations. The outpouring of support from our community has been tremendous and deeply appreciated. Although most of the food we receive is free of charge we have some ongoing costs as part of our food bank operation. We look forward to improving our service to the community with the help of these funds and other grants that we’ve received.
Donate via Martin's Receipts:
Our local grocery store, Martin's Market IGA, also supports the food bank by donating 1% of submitted customer receipts. Please save up your Martin's receipts and mail them to our PO Box or drop them off at distribution so that we can receive the 1% donation.
Donate via Amazon Purchases:
Amazon will donate 0.5% of your Amazon.com purchases back to the charity of your choice. Please go to smile.amazon.com and select "Cashmere Food Bank" as your charity. When buying online remember to use the smile.amazon.com address rather than just amazon.com so that your purchases count towards the donation.
To contribute to our community food bank please make checks out to “Cashmere Food Bank” and mail to PO Box 225, Cashmere, WA 98815. All monetary donations are tax deductible and you will be provided a receipt at the beginning of the year for tax purposes. Our EIN # is 46-5630025.
We love our volunteers and we look forward to adding more in the future. We have volunteers who commit to regular service as well as one-time occasions. Please fill out the Volunteer Interest form on the Volunteer tab. We look forward to hearing from you.
ways you can donate:
Contact us by email and we will help process any donations you have available.
We can accept personal checks made out to:
Cashmere Food Bank
PO Box 225
Cashmere, WA 98815