FISH runs a number of programs to help those in need in Kittitas county.
Each weekday, FISH gives away food to households in need. This food comes from the federal government, the state government and wonderful community members. Canned goods, dairy, fresh vegetables and fruits, juice, baked goods and other great items are available every day. Every household is allow 2 trips through the pantry per month, and the head of the household needs to show an ID at the beginning of the trip. While you wait, there are pastries, coffee and water available and of course air conditioning/heat!
Monday and Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday and Thursday: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The Hot Meals Program
FISH serves warm, hearty, and nutritious meals 4 days of the week. This program is 100% supported and funded by our community. This year we will serve over 9000 hot meals to our hungry neighbors who come to share a meal with us for so many reasons…hunger, socialization, lack of cooking facilities, or no utilities. Most importantly, at FISH, no one ever eats alone!
Dinner: 5:00 – 6:00 PM Saturday
Dinners on Saturday evenings are planned and prepared by different groups in the community. We are so thankful for these volunteers! If you or your team is interested in preparing and/or serving on Saturday night, please contact us at 509-925-5990.
The Hot Meals Program is open to anyone who would like to join us. There is no charge so please share a meal with us!
The Backpack Program
FISH partners with Ellensburg Presbyterian Church to bring bags of food for children’s backpacks. These bags are passed out on Thursday and have enough food inside them to last each child through the weekend. On Monday’s the children bring the bags back to be refilled for the next week. Kids get nutritious meals and are ready to go back to school each Monday morning.
Any child who qualifies for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program can have a bag. This past year, children at Mt. Stuart, Lincoln, and Mercer Creek After School Care were served. However for the 2017-2018 school year, Valley View Elementary will be added.
This program gives free meals to hungry children during the week while schools is out. Here in Kittitas County we have seven locations this year. We are happy to announce that we will be opening a site in Cle Elum and a site in Roslyn! Each of the locations and times are listed below. The program begins June 26th and ends August 25th.
Mountain View Park, 1200 E. Seattle, Ellensburg, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Mt. Stuart Elementary School, 705 W. 15th Ave, Ellensburg, 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM
Kiwanis Park, N Main & 14th Ave, Ellensburg, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
North Alder Street Park, 2400 N. Alder St., Ellensburg, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Gazebo Park, Pierce St. & E. 3rd Ave, Kittitas, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Cle Elum City Park, W 2nd St. & E. 3rd Ave, Cle Elum, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Roslyn City Park, 3rd & Idaho Ave, Roslyn, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM