Frequently Asked Questions

Kennewick Food Bank: Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Benton City Food Bank: Open Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM,  Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, and Thursday nights from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Richland Food Bank: Open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Main Office: Open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Central Warehouse: Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Needy families may receive food as often as once every two weeks. 

To qualify as a food bank recipient, we request the following:

  • A valid photo ID (driver's license etc.) to establish identity
  • A current piece of mail to establish residency in our service area (current utility bill, rent receipt, letter, etc., must have your name and address).
  • The names and birth dates of all who reside in your household you wish to claim for food service. We do not require proof of income, ever.

Bring a picture ID, and bring proof of current address, anything that has your name, current address, and date that is not over 90 days old. (e.g., a bill, rent receipt, prescription bottle, DSHS letter.)

With a few limited exceptions, the city you live in determines which branch you may visit; for example, if you live in Richland you may only receive service from the Richland branch, if you are Kennewick, you must go to the Kennewick branch, etc.

We are limited to Benton County, so we, unfortunately, can’t serve Pasco residents.

Families receive a variety of groceries, including: meat, eggs, margarine or butter, canned goods, rice, beans, flour, pasta products, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous donated foods and supplies.  In addition, an abundance of bread, rolls, and other bakery products are available as donations allow.

SoZo Food Bank
120 W Railroad Ave.
Kennewick WA 99336
(509) 582-9064

St. Vincent De Paul
215 S 6th Ave.
Pasco WA 99302
(509) 544-9315

Soul Soup provides a free, hot meal for anyone in need.
Times and Locations:

  • Monday, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Prayer Watch Christian Center, 602 S Washington St, Kennewick
  • Tuesday, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at The Living Room Community Church, 1409 S Garfield St, Kennewick
  • Wednesday, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Prayer Watch Christian Center, 602 S Washington St, Kennewick
  • Thursday, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, 2 S Dayton St, Kennewick

We only distribute food. You should call 211 for more information on housing, diapers, state-sponsored cell phones, rent assistance, etc.

Yes, to approved applicants. 

Yes, we participate in the WSDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) program which works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Ask any location for an application, fill it out, and deliver it to any of our locations. We will need to verify the applicant’s ID (and make a copy of it) and the applicant’s address.

Have Questions or Need Help?

When the need arises call us at (509) 582-0411 or stop by one of our locations when we are open.

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