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The Cashmere Food Bank is operated 100% by volunteers. We are very grateful for all that our volunteers (both past and present) have done to sustain the food bank and support our neighbors. It is through the gift of their time and energy that we are able to distribute food, collect donations, manage administrative functions, and plan for the future. Thank you to everyone who has been there for your community, ready to serve. 


Some of our volunteers at distribution day

Executive director
Pam Leighton

Pam moved to Cashmere in 1988.  As a social worker for Head Start she was searching for community resources for the families she worked with and she found the local food bank at St. Francis Catholic Church.  She began volunteering by sorting food for the holiday food distribution that was organized by community member Bea James and the Cashmere Fire Department. Those first volunteer experiences with the food bank sparked a life long enthusiasm and dedication. She began assisting Pete McNulty, who was running the Cashmere Food Bank at the time. They later married and she became even more involved. In 1990, she joined the new Kiwanis Club of Cashmere - Wacoka.  The club immediately started partnering with the food bank during holiday distribution with Christmas gifts for kids. After Pete passed away in 2001, Pam carried on his legacy of service as the director of the food bank and has worked tirelessly to further the work and reach of the food bank in our area. 


She credits the Cashmere community for sustaining the food bank over the four decades of her involvement. Now that she’s retired she plans to continue volunteering as the Executive Director for as long as she can. We are so thankful for all the years of Pam’s service. Her experience and knowledge are invaluable to the food bank and its efficient operations.


Thank you so much Pam!

board members
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Caiti Velazquez


Tanya Erickson Cram
Kalen Fraser

Vice President


Kari Strain


Andrea Bixby-Brosi
Terry Crutchfield
Sue Martin
Les Moscoso
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George Velazquez

Would you like to join us?

There are always opportunities to volunteer and become a part of our team! Anything helps.

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