Fighting Hunger In America

It’s no secret that hunger exists in America. The need for food distribution by America’s network of food banks to the 80,000 hunger relief agencies that they serve has never been greater. Every day, we come across excess fresh produce that often goes to waste. We believe there is a much better solution for excess fruits and vegetables than the local dump, plowing fields under, or just letting produce rot on the trees and vines where it is grown, and we are committed to helping find that solution.

Throughout our long relationship with the nationwide food bank network, Columbia Fresh Produce has developed creative ways of getting fresh produce to hunger fighting organizations. Partnering with various growers around the country, we continue to provide a variety of fruits and vegetables, packed in easy-to-distribute ways that best meet the needs of food banks and the agencies that they serve. If you are a grower with an oversupply of produce, or a hunger-fighting agency looking for fresh produce options, we will work with you to find a supply chain solution that will meet your needs.

Food bank warehouse semi trailer

Stocked food bank warehouse

Unloading produce for a food bank

Fresh produce in food bank warehouse

Columbia Fresh Partners With Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Walla Walla has embarked on a significant venture. In 2013-2014 a new state-of-the-art facility was built to serve as a food bank for the Walla Walla community. The new building consists of a larger walk-through food bank, a community kitchen for cooking demonstrations and community events, office space, and a meeting space for committees and the board of directors. Columbia Fresh Produce, Inc. is proud to financially partner with The Salvation Army to help see this project through completion. We are also very honored to supply fresh produce to the food bank on an on-going basis as a donation to the efforts of the charity.

New food bank construction

Walla Walla food bank construction

Salvation Army and Columbia Fresh partner to make food bank

New construction of state of the art food bank