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The North County Community Food Bank has been in operation since 1986, registering as a standalone nonprofit organization in 1992. The organization serves individuals and families throughout the North County area of Clark County. Our mission is providing low income individuals and families with emergency food supplies, resources and connect them with the network to recieve the services and help they need to regain their self sufficient lifestyle. In 2014, the organization is serving over 7,400 clients throughout the area of Battle Ground, Amboy, Yacolt, Heisson, and Brush Prairie.
We are open Monday through Thursday 9 - 11:15 am, and 1:30 - 3:15 pm. Fridays from 9 - 11:15. The organization relies on the strength and talents of our volunteers to distribute the clients food boxes, monthly commodities, and assist with stocking, inventory and inspection of goods.
Fundraisers and grant writing are a key process of the organizations success. Constant development of new donors, grants, and funding are all necessary to continue providing the level of services we do each week throughout the year.
The North County Community Food Bank is invovled with distributing emergency food supplies to low income families. We assist clients shop the pantry two times per week, perform stocking and inventory, rotation of items in stock, cleaning, donation pickups from area businesses and private citizens throughout the area.
Fundraising activities are coordinated throughout the year to help fund the organization's major expense purchasing food supplies. Grants, estate gifts and donations are regularly being sought. The NCCFB is just entering a capital campaign to begin saving for a larger building in which classroom education can be provided to our clients on topics such as financial management, budgeting, resume writing, job skills, interviewing and many other topics. In addition, the organization partners with the CCFB to offer clients Cooking Matters classes in which they learn how to cook healthier foods for their families, stretch their grocery dollars, and plan their weekly menus to help them get ahead.