The Wenatchee Rescue Mission has partnered with Harvest Valley Pest Control for a food drive to assist the area’s homeless community.
David Kaylor of Harvest Valley, who works closely with the Mission, says food donations have peaked in recent months.
“I have never seen our food donations so low. The shelves at the Mission are bare. So those of us who are able – it’s our time to step up and make a difference.”
The Mission’s executive director, Scott Johnson, says monetary donations are also much lower this year – something he believes is easily fair compared to inflation and the state of the economy.
“Things are really slim. We noticed when the economy changed things started to tank and it got really bad. But we are still there at the Mission and struggling like just about everyone else. The economy has taken a hit and we really need help.”
Food donations can be dropped off at the Wenatchee Rescue Mission’s physical location at 1450 South Wenatchee Avenue or at one of the following locations throughout the region:
- Washington Federal Bank @ 830 N Wenatchee Ave
- The clock tower building in Leavenworth
- Apple Cup Café @ 804 E Woodin Ave, Chelan
- Colville Gas Station @ 67 E Wapato Way, Manson
- Milbrandt Office Building in Quincy
Monetary donations can be made via the Mission’s website – https://wrmchange.org
Last year, the Mission provided more than 35,000 meals to hungry people in need in the Wenatchee Valley.