Some interesting facts:
- One-third of all individuals FISH serves are children under the age of 18.
- More than one-third of individuals are seniors over the age of 55.
- One-third of individuals come from places within Kittitas county but outside Ellensburg.
- Almost half of individuals that FISH serves have a disability.
About FISH’s pantry:
- This fiscal year, FISH has given an average of 75 pounds of food to each family that needs it. Each family can come twice a month.
- The pantry is open a total of 11 and a half hours each week for distribution of food.
- The warehouse has 46 shifts a week, all filled by volunteers.
- There are 30 groceries guides helping clients pick out their food each week.
Other facts about FISH:
- FISH stands for Friends in Service to Humanity.
- FISH opened in 1971. That’s 47 years!
- Originally FISH helped people with rides, housekeeping, babysitting, utilities, visits and more!
- FISH became exclusively a food bank in 1979.