You can make donations of food and dry goods. Your donations of peanut butter, jelly, rice, pasta, canned or frozen meat, tomato products, beans, canned fruit and vegetables, pancake mix and syrup are always welcome. We also like to help families with toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, dish soap, toothpaste, diapers of all sizes, personnel hygiene products and baby food.

To organize and participate in a Food Drive please complete the Food Drive Form and return it to our office or email it to

Garden Vegetables

Donations of fresh fruit and vegetables are also welcome. These items are distributed as quickly as possible. We have limited refrigeration, so vegetables with a longer shelf life are best. The food bank is open Wednesday 11-1 and Thursday 2-4, so larger donations can be received and distributed quickly on these days.

Thanks to All Who Strengthen the Community
By Giving Their Time and Money

Community Action Center would especially like to thank these generous partners…

Palouse Cares, working for food security for all in Whitman & Latah Counties. 
Colfax & Community Fund, supporting Colfax residents in need
., helped finish the Community Food Kitchen in 2017
Avista Corporation & Foundation, long-time weatherization partner & supporter
Inland Northwest Community Foundation, a strong investor in local work
Empire Health Foundation, supporting food security & senior services work
College Hill Association, grocery gift cards to fight food insecurity
Steffens Foundation,
food security donor
donations of rescued food, gift cards
Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund,
investment at Riverview Apartments playground
WSU & Center for Civic Engagement, community partner across programs
Women’s Leadership Guild, Pullman Regional Hospital, donor to food security for schoolchildren
Paradise Creek Brewery, generous sponsor & partner
Banner Bank, food security donor & sponsor
Columbia Bank, food security donor & sponsor
St. James Episcopal Church, gardens & faith community partner
Good Deeds Mortgage, generous sponsor
Pickard Orthodontics, sponsoring events & activities
Emmanuel Baptist Church, generous donor
Pullman Disposal Service, support for local residents with garbage and other service needs
Meter Foundation
, food security donor
Waddell & Reed, partner & donor
Pullman Building Supply, great neighbor & sponsor
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, faith community partner
Whitman County United Way, generous investor in community relief & wildfire recovery funds
Sacred Heart Parish, faith community partner
Pullman Heating & Electric, generous weatherization vendor & sponsor
Umpqua Bank, sponsor & community food investor
Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning, long-time housing vendor & sponsor
RE/MAX Home and Land, sponsor of events
WSECU, generous donor to food work & sponsor

If you have a question about any donation, please call our office 509-334-9147 or 800-482-3991. 

With enough notice we can usually find a home for donations of any kind.  CAC staff and clients are grateful for your continuing generosity, and we would not be able to provide the help we do without help from you.

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