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Food pantries in Benton County.

A combination of soup kitchens as well as food pantries in Benton County are targeted at helping less fortunate families. Of particular focus is on assisting senior citizens as well as families with young children. The main food banks in the region, many of which are free, are noted below. The distribution centers will all have limited resources and hours.

Not only will pantries help working poor or homeless families, but there are also soup kitchens in Benton County. These will generally help anyone in need. Other programs include Meals on Wheels, applications to SNAP food stamps, surplus USDA commodities and more. Anytime someone is facing hunger or a hardship, they can try one of the non-profits or churches below.

Tri-City Union Gospel Mission
Address is 112 North 2nd Avenue
Pasco, Washington, 99301
Phone - (509) 547-2112
The pantry is open on Thursdays. Other items from the church based group include free clothing for men, women, and children.

Benton County Tri-Cities Food Bank
Address of pantry 424 W Deschutes Avenue
Kennewick, WA, 99336
Phone - (509) 586-0688
Another location is at 321 Wellsian Way, Richland, Washington, 99352. Dial (509) 943-2795. This pantry is open Monday to Friday, 9-11:30am.
Or low income families can use the free food bank at 712 N. 10th Street in Benton City. This location has limited hours, and call (509) 588-5454.

Salvation Army Mid Columbia
Address is 310 N 4th Avenue
Pasco, Washington, 99301
(509) 547-2138
The pantry on site is a last resort. Applicants need to show they have explored other resources first. If qualified, clothing, a bag of groceries, or maybe even a Christmas meal is served. Other aid may be baby formula or toys for children at the holidays.




Jubilee Ministry of Prosser
Location is 1429 Stacy Avenue
Prosser, Washington, 99350
Call (509) 786-3033
The pantry helps both the Prosser and the Whitstran region of the county. The days it is open are Tuesday and Thursday. Fruits, vegetables, and more are passed out.

Jericho Road Ministries
Address is 2500 Jericho Road
Richland, WA, 99352
(509) 627-0750

Harvest Outreach
120 W Railroad Avenue
Kennewick, Washington, 99336
Call (509) 582-9064 to make an appointment for emergency food.

Golden Age Food Share Program
Address is 504 S Oregon Avenue
Pasco, WA, 99301
Phone - (509) 547-8310
The non-profit is for senior citizens in Benton County. Groceries are offered so they can have a few meals per day. Other support may be a home delivery services and information on USDA commodities.

Benton Franklin Community Action Committee
720 W Court St
Pasco, Washington 99301
(509) 545-4042
The case managers can help very low income families and those in poverty apply for SNAP food stamps and more. They also run the Child and Adult Care Food Program for children in day care.

Meals on Wheels of Pasco
Address is 1315 N 7th Avenue
Pasco, Washington, 99301
Main Phone - (509) 543-5706




Prosser Senior Citizen's Club as well as Senior Life Resources NW
There are several locations in the county. They offer both on site, hot meals for seniors and their spouses, or can refer people to the home delivery service. Services are available in Spanish too. There may also be Thanksgiving or Christmas meals too. Or residents can learn about the senior farmers market in Benton County.
1231 Dudley Avenue, Prosser, Washington, 99350, dial (509) 786-1148
Address is 500 Amon Park Drive, Richland, WA, 99352, phone (509) 943-0779
8656 W Gage Boulevard Suite 301, Kennewick, Washington, 99336, dial (509) 735-1911
Another center is at 510 14th Street, Benton City, WA, 99320. Dial the program at (509) 588-3094.

For more information on assistance programs for residents of the county, dial 509.534.6678. Referrals can be provided to everything from food stamp application sites to local pantries.


By Jon McNamara

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