Provide& Empower

Community Kitchen provides food, skills & resources to empower the families and neighbors in our community for success.

 
 
 
 
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Our Mission:

To alleviate hunger & its root causes in the Fruit Valley community

Community Kitchen is open 3 days a week as a shopping-style food distribution site for our neighbors in the 98660 zip code. 

Tuesday:             Noon - 2:00pm
Thursday:           5:00 - 7:00pm
Saturday:            10:00am - Noon

 
 

Our Programs


 

Food
Resources

Community Kitchen is open three days a week for grocery store style shopping. We have a wide range of fresh produce, healthy grains, dairy, and other resources for our neighbors in Fruit Valley.

Nutrition
Education

Looking for ways to cook nutritiously and on a budget? Community Kitchen partners with Clark County Food Bank's Nutrition Education team to provide free cooking & gardening classes. 

Community
Space

Community Kitchen loves to support organizations alleviating hunger in our area. Our Community Space is perfect for your organization's meetings, classes, support groups, and more!

 
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Our Story

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Fruit Valley is a neighborhood rich in family, community, and opportunity. Geographically bordered by the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe railroad tracks, industrial land, the Columbia River and Vancouver Lake, Fruit Valley faces the challenge of limited access in & out of the community. Residents needing to make a simple trip to the grocery store must take the only one C-Tran Bus route that runs through town to then proceed on to take other transfers. This transportation hurdle makes a quick stop at the grocery store near impossible. 

Recognizing the needs and limitations of their neighbors, the community of Fruit Valley stepped up and gathered resources at local churches and schools. Quickly becoming a staple in the neighborhood as a gathering place and support system, the need for a permanent facility resulted in Community Kitchen.

 

 

200

Families SERVED monthly

Families in our neighborhood visit for food & resources and leave empowered with skills and a community of support.

 

42

Thousand pounds distributed

Since March 2016, community partners and Community Kitchen distributed over 42,000 lbs to our neighbors in Fruit Valley.

 
 

1+

years SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Members of Fruit Valley joined together in 2016 to create a community-run food pantry for neighbors in need.

 

BE THE
CHANGE

 

Get Involved

Our work would not be possible without the support and engagement of community members, like you! Whether giving your time volunteering, donating your food resources, or gifting monetary donations, you directly help families and individuals in Clark County.


Food

Community Kitchen works with our partners to serve over 200 of our neighbors each month. You can help by donating food from the store, host a food drive with your organization, or advocate in your community to teach others about food insecurity.

Funds

Community Kitchen uses cash donations to support program costs & purchase food such as peanut butter, tuna, or bulk items like rolled oats and rice at wholesale prices. For every dollar you give, we can provide up to 4 meals to hungry families and individuals in Fruit Valley.

time

Volunteers fill a variety of needs for Community Kitchen, and most skills and passions you have can be translated into tangible ways to help. We are always grateful for the donation of your time and talents to help hungry families in the community. 

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