Our History


The FISH Community Food Bank began operation in Ellensburg, WA, on April 5, 1971. During its first years FISH provided a variety of services and food to an estimated 500 people each year. FISH started as an autonomous program organized by local churches to identify and assist the hungry in Kittitas County. Originally housed at Grace Episcopal Church, then moving to the United Methodist Church, which then we outgrew and moved to Snickelldoodle Station.  A catastrophic fire on Thanksgiving weekend of 2014 forced us to reassess our space. We are now thankful to have found a permanent spacious home donated to us by the good people of Mercer Creek Church.

FISH is guided by a Board of Directors, run by Interim Executive Director Peggy Morache, and is thankful for over 140 faithful community volunteers. FISH accepts food and funds from local businesses, churches, and individual donors.