A Grant for up to $300,000 has been awarded to us from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.
This grant is contingent upon a 1:1 match in new funds raised in the Community.
We need your help in completing this project.
The current Food Bank facility has a grossly inadequate dry storage, freezer and refrigeration capacity. The Distribution Center would significantly increase food safety as well as our storage capacity and allow for an efficient food transportation hub in the center of the five-county area. Our Moses Lake Food Bank is a Distribution center that provides food to 33 food pantries in five counties. We distribute food in Grandview, Yakima, Sunnyside, Othello, Ritzville, Benton City, Kennewick, Richland, Ephrata, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Quincy, Royal City, Soap Lake, Davenport, Grand Coulee, Harrington, Sprague and 15 other towns in Central Washington. Completion of the Distribution Center would allow CSML to take full advantage of food sources by providing sufficient capacity for storage of donated food. This project will increase efficiency in food safety, collection, warehousing and distribution. The project will improve distribution of nutritional emergency and supplemental food to low-income families, and homeless persons located in central Washington, improving the health and welfare of our at-risk populations.
Thank you again to the
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to nonprofit organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington—that seek to strengthen the region’s educational, social, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. murdocktrust.org
All local donations will be matched by the up to $300,000. We are asking for donations to complete this meaningful project.