An integral part of BMAC's work is supplying food for those in need. Food from multiple community food drives, gleaning projects, grocery rescue, Second Harvest, and the USDA is stored in the BMAC Food Bank warehouse and distributed through local pantries, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the Weekend Backpack Program, and other programs.

The BMAC Food Bank is a part of the Second Harvest Hunger Relief Network. To learn more about the network and BMAC's role in it, click here.

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM for donations.

Contact Us:
Phone - (509) 529-3561; Fax - (509) 526-5174; E-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Directions to Food Distribution Warehouse

Click here to see the BMAC Food Bank Brochure.

An integral part of BMAC's work is supplying food for those in need. Food from multiple community food drives, gleaning projects, grocery rescue, Second Harvest, and the USDA is stored in the BMAC Food Bank warehouse and distributed through local pantries, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the Weekend Backpack Program, and other programs.

The BMAC Food Bank is a part of the Second Harvest Hunger Relief Network. To learn more about the network and BMAC's role in it, click here.

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM for donations.

Contact Us:
Phone - (509) 529-3561; Fax - (509) 526-5174; E-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Directions to Food Distribution Warehouse

Click here to see the BMAC Food Bank Brochure.

Food Distribution


BMAC collects and stores food, then distributes it to Walla Walla’s four emergency food pantries.
People in need of food assistance can obtain an Emergency Food Voucher at Helpline. The following local food pantries accept this voucher within the City of Walla Walla:

    • The Pantry Shelf - 325 S. 1st Ave. - M/W/F, call for hours - (509) 526-4169

    • St. Vincent de Paul - 308 W. Main St. - M/W/F, 9:30-11:45 am - (509) 525-3903

    • The Salvation Army - 827 W. Alder St. - T/Th, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon - (509) 529-9470

BMAC also distributes food to Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin counties:
    • Waitsburg Resource Center - 106 Preston Avenue, Waitsburg - Sat, 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Thurs, 2:00-4:00 p.m. - 509-337-6589 or 509-629-2988

    • Community Food Bank of Dayton - 111 S. First Street, Dayton - call for hours: - (509) 382-2322 or (509) 382-2137

    • Garfield County Food Bank - 865 W Main St, Pomeroy - call for hours: - (509) 843-3563

    • Asotin Food Bank - 1546 Maple Street, Clarkston - M-F 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - (509) 758-7085


BMAC Food Bank

CSFP

The monthly Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) food distribution is held at the BMAC Food Bank. The program is for seniors over 60 years old. Applications for CSFP are available at the main office or the Food Warehouse. CSFP applicants are currently being placed on a waiting list. The CSFP Food Distribution occurs on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The dates for 2017 are as follows:

January
19
February
16
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15
July 20
August
17
September
20
October
18
November
16
December
21

BMAC Food Bank

EBT (Food Stamps)

Washington State Basic Food Program (Food Stamps)

In keeping with our emphasis on building healthy families through proper diet, BMAC now is the local contact agency for Washington State Basic Food Program (former food stamps).

We have dedicated staff who strive to make the enrollment process as hassle free as possible. There is online registration as well as over the telephone. Our goal is to reach as many people in the Walla Walla Valley who are eligible. This federally funded food program not only helps with food budgets but it also brings needed dollars into our communities.

For more information, call our office at 529-4980 and ask to speak to someone about the Basic Food Program.

Follow these links for Basic Food Information and the Basic Food Eligibility Calculator.

Backpack Program



It has been proven that hunger is the number one ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) which leads to a lifelong struggle with emotional, physical and spiritual health. Children who face food insecurity have lower test scores and poorer comprehension of basic reading and math skills. These children are often labeled as 'troubled' as they frequently are plagued by lack of attention, outbursts, and hyperactivity. They have stunted growth, higher rates of acute and chronic illnesses, much higher rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes as well as cavities, and weak enamel. They miss more school than their more secure counterparts and are more often required to enroll in summer school or to repeat a grade.

The BMAC Food Bank's Weekend Backpack Program will lessen the impact of food insecurity for children in Walla Walla. Through a partnership with Second Harvest, we will deliver backpacks of food weekly to the neediest students at Elementary Schools in the Walla Walla Public School district.

Each pack will include 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 snacks to provide food to a child for one weekend.


BMAC Food Bank


How to Help



You can helping to ensure that your neighbors have access to nutritious food!
  • Donate food items to 921 West Cherry St. Walla Walla, next to Washington Park.
    The following is a list of commonly-donated food:

Canned food, sealed and with labels
Boxed foods, unopened
Fresh produce
Dairy products
Frozen meat
Juice and other beverages
Kitchen staples
Pet food

  • Donate fresh produce through the Whitman Glean Team. Volunteers will harvest your excess fruits and vegetables for donation to the food bank. Contact the Glean Team through their voicemail service at 509-416-6622 or email the Whitman Glean Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Organize a Food Drive. Call 509-529-4980 or email Jeff Mathias at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to coordinate with the Food Bank about special needs, collection barrels, banners and pick-up.
  • Sponsor weekend meals for food-insecure elementary school students in Walla Walla. Call for more information: 509-529-3561

Hours

Mon-Thurs: 
8:30am to 5:00pm
Fridays:
8:30am to 4:00pm
CLOSED daily from
12:00pm to 1:00pm




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