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FISH Community Food Bank

FISH Community Food Bank provides support to food pantries across Kittitas County. FISH's own food pantry and other services are open to community members and CWU students alike. 

The Pantry at FISH

Monday, Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 12pm
The pantry is open to all individuals. All you need is an ID, and to fill out an intake form on your first visit. Individuals may visit twice per month. 

Open Table at FISH

Monday - Wednesday, 12pm-1pm
Join for a congregate hot meal, open three times a week--free of charge.

APOYO Food Pantry

Wednesday, 6pm - 7pm
Saturday, 1pm - 2pm
Open to students and community members. APOYO provides ethnically senstive foods and has no restrictions on how often clients can take food. They can also deliver food boxes if folks call. They have a mix of shelf stable and fresh foods. 

Other Resources

Check the dropdown items from About Us for Clothing & Shelter Resources in the Ellensburg community. CWU Nights at the Ellensburg Community Clothing Center will be postponed during the summer, but will resume Fall 2019.
Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Apply for SNAP benefits or other state assistance programs. Visit to learn more. Check out the pages on Student status and the decision tree to determine eligibility.
The best way to determine if you are eligible for Basic Food benefits is to visit DSHS in person. They will be better set up to help find the best solution for you or help you understand if you qualify for any exemptions. Bring along your financial aid information, proof of income, work-study or employment information, and your meal plan information (if applicable). 
Providing access or connections to resources. HopeSource is the best contact for housing assistance. Visit to learn more.
211 / People For People
Provides information on resources such as SNAP or other DSHS programs. Visit to learn more.

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