St. Vincent de Paul Brush Prairie will be distributing approximately 100 food boxes. People needing a food box should call 360-573-7199. Signups begin on October 19th. (Distribution date???)
Columbia River CSO/DSHS is processing applications for same-day benefits (food, cash, medical) at their Customer Service Center – phone number is 877-980-9180. Vancouver office is located at 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd, Building 1. Apply between 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday.
FISH of Orchards, located at 6008 NE 110th Avenue, Vancouver, is open all year. Phone 360-256-2440 or walk in, between hours of 10am-noon and 12:30pm-2:30pm, Monday-Friday for emergency food box, or for bedding and clothing, when available. Bring two pieces of identification. Serving zip codes 98662, 98664, 98682, 98683 (west of 164th Avenue), and 98684.
Share Vancouver will be distributing food boxes to all of the families in their ASPIRE program, as well as 650 food boxes to families not served elsewhere who have children in the Children’s Hunger Initiative “Backpack Program”. These will not be complete Thanksgiving dinners, but will be supplements to the food that is in the regular backpack. There will be an additional 125 food boxes available for Clark County residents in need – call (360)695-7658 x307 to apply, beginning on Monday, October 12th at 8:30am.
Share will be overseeing the Clearinghouse again this year, to avoid duplicate services to families. The Clearinghouse will start by the week of October 12th. Agencies may fax in their information to 360-735-9982, call 360-750-4436 x 306 or 309, or email email@example.com.
Clark Public Utilities will be taking crisis appointments at 360-992-3000 beginning November 15th through March 15th for clients who have received a final notice or have only a 10 day fuel supply remaining. For non-crisis assistance, call 1-866-861-6354. This line may open during the 1st week of November. Energy assistance applies to all heat fuels (electricity, gas, wood, oil, and propane)
Salvation Army, Vancouver is beginning signups for food boxes on October 21st. Will be serving 300 families of 3 or more members. People may call 360-694-9503 or come into the Family Services Center at 7509 NE 47th Ave.
Fruit Valley Family Resource Center will have food baskets for their own clients.
St. Vincent de Paul - Vancouver will be taking names for 400 food boxes beginning October 19th at 9am. All applications taken over the phone, at 360-694-5388. Serving Vancouver, Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek, and Cascade Park only.