Collected produce ready for distribution to the food bank clients.
The Columbia Pacific Food Bank distribution warehouse
located in St. Helens.
For the month of September, the Clatskanie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to feature The Columbia Pacific Food Bank.
Business Name: Columbia Pacific Food Bank
Address: 474 Milton Way
St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone Number: 503-397-9708
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Columbia Pacific Food Bank has been the regional food bank for Columbia County since it’s formation in 1998. The food bank currently distributes food to 36 distribution points within the County. In Clatskanie, the food bank distributes to Turning Point, Clatskanie Head Start, Clatskanie Senior Center, Stone Soup, Bread of Life Backpack and Clatskanie School Summer Meals. Additionally, the Columbia Pacific Food Bank is the only regional food bank that delivers to everyone in their service area - at the 19 other regional food banks in Oregon, agencies are expected to pick up from the food bank. The Columbia Pacific Food Bank also operates a food pantry on-site, another unique feature when compared to regional food banks.
Beyond distribution, the Columbia Pacific Food Bank also operates multiple programs in the County, including St. Helens Brown Bag, Mist-Birkenfield Mobile Pantry, and St. Helens High School Homeless students.
The Columbia Pacific Food Bank serves 1 in 5 individuals in
Columbia County through their many distribution programs.
Currently, over 9 tons of food is distributed each week to the
food bank distribution network. Within the network, 37% of
the food bank clients are children and another 14% are senior
Casey Wheeler, Executive Director, has been with the food
bank for over 4 years, and continually strives to bring the
benefits of the food bank to as many people as possible. His
future goal is to continue to provide access to healthy food and resources to those in need. He is most excited about the fresh produce distribution program, which provides produce to those within the distribution network.
Thank you Columbia Pacific Food Bank for providing continued service to Clatskanie and beyond!