The 2018 Whitman County Community Needs Assessment has begun! If you have received an invitation to participate in the survey pictured on this page, your name has been randomly selected to be part of the first collection of responses! Local community stakeholders, including Avista Corporation, Pullman Regional and Whitman Hospitals, and Whitman County Public Health, are [...]
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Department of Commerce Director Brian Bonlender (l) with Pullman Mayor & CAC Vice Chair Glenn Johnson Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson, Community Action Center's Board Vice Chair this year, made some connections with Washington State officials, including the Governor and Director of Department of Commerce, Brian Bonlender (left in photo), on June 13th in [...]
After signing a Property Use Agreement back in 2012, allowing the City of Pullman to build a highway "wayside" on a small portion of Community Action Center's Davis Way property, Executive Director Jeff Guyett (in picture at right) joined Paul Kimmell (second from right) and community members and leaders on May 16th at the site [...]
Community Action Report Shows Impact in Community Food and Big Plans for Affordable Housing In the Community Action Center 2017 Report to the Community, you will see: How Whitman County is joining the work to build up food security across the county through the Whitman County Food Coalition Over $1.5 million go out to residential [...]
Chef's Challenge a Success! Chef Lee Wilkins competed against two other local chefs on Sunday, March 25, creating an appetizer and an entree from ingredients commonly found at the Community Food Bank, including a mystery basket that featured tilapia and canned ground pork. Returning competitor Chef Will Wohlfeil of South Fork and Chef Howard Campbell of [...]
$800,000 from Washington State Housing Trust Fund for RiverView Apartments The Department of Commerce recently announced the Housing Trust Fund awarded Community Action Center and its RiverView Apartments $800,000 toward construction of this critical $10.9 million Low Income Housing Tax Credit project in Pullman. Below you will find more information on the project, which will likely begin [...]
Thanks to our great sponsors for supporting this year's Chef's Challenge! And thanks to event partners Paradise Creek Brewery, SEL, and South Fork Public House! Join us Sunday, March 25th, 5 PM, at SEL Event Center Fun cooking competition Silent auction items & prizes Raffle to be a Guest Judge! Appetizers No host beer and [...]
Join local chefs & Community Food March 25! Joan Swensen and Joe Astorino, along with Chef s Adam Koerner, Matthew Lasof, and Will Wohlfeil, invite you to the 2nd Annual Chef's Challenge cook-off for Community Food. SEL Event Center is hosting this fun, fast-moving food event, with silent auction items, drawings and prizes, as well [...]
Community Action Center Receives USDA Grant to Explore Hunger on the Palouse! Community Food at Community Action Center will be moving forward with an exciting new project! We received a $35,000 USDA Community Food Project Planning grant on November 1, to lead a collaborative food security assessment in Whitman and Latah Counties. The project, called the [...]
Almost 900 pounds of Lentil Festival chili is ready to share with households in need in Pullman and Whitman County! Thanks go out to the generous work of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce Lentil Festival staff, Francis Benjamin, and the WSU Center for Civic Engagement! Ashley Vaughan, the WSU-CCE Palouse Fresh Food Project Coordinator, worked with [...]