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Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries

Mission: Fish of orchards, inc. Is an emergency food and clothing bank located in east clark county, wa.

Programs: Fish of orchards inc. Is an emergency food and clothing bank, located in east clark county, wa. That serves the needs of over 5000 individuals each month. During our last fiscal year we provided a food box to 16,408 families consisting of 61,369 individuals with food, clothing and small household items. We provided 2,040,650 pounds of food to these families. We did this with our team of over 50 all volunteers working a total of 22,196 hours. Fish of orchards inc. ( friends in service to humanity ) was organized in 1977 and opened our doors in january 1978 with an initial space provided by the orchards united methodist church. With the help of other community business and area churches, small commercial spaces would be rented, till in 1993 we built our present food bank building. Fish of orchards inc. Main food sources are: the state and federal emergency food assistance programs efap and tefap, clark county food bank, northwest harvest in seattle, and the oregon food bank. Annual food drives conducted by walk and knock, the letter carriers and the clark county home and garden show. We also receive food donations from many individuals and area businesses and churches. Daily our drivers procure bakery and produce donations from fred meyer, safeway, trader joes and new seasons market. We are not sponsored by any corporate, fraternal of religious organizations. All of our financial support comes from donations by generous individuals, area churches and small business. At times we receive some support from united way, the combined fund drive, the oregon food bank and northwest harvest, mostly in the form of food credits, which we can then use to purchase foods at substantial discount. Particularly in these most difficult economic times, it is our privilege to serve the ever growing needs of the less fortunate in our community, with respect, sensitivity and compassion. All foods and clothing are made available at no charge by our all-volunteer team. Our hours of operation are monday through friday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, except on federal holidays.

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NASTY AND VERY OLD FOOD, AND THE CLOTHS ARE FROM THE 60'S. AND VERY VERY DIRY SMELLIE, AND FULL OF WRINKELS, AND VERY LITTLE CLOTHS, BEDDING, TOWELS, AND THE SHOES ARE FROM HELL. NEED'S TO BE INVESTAGATED BY THEIR DONATERS....AND THE OLD BAGS THAT WORK AND VOLEENTIER, MUST EAT THIER YOUNG! WHEN YOU ASK WHO THE PRESIDANT IS YOU ARE TOLD,"HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR COMPLAINT, AND WE CAN'T GIVE YOU HIS EMAIL ADDRESS, OR HIS PHONE # AND WE DON'T KNOW THE WEB SITE ADDRESS, EITHER." NOW THAT'S EDUCATION AT IT'S WORST....

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