A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 703 Central Avenue, adjacent to the Southeast Community Center.

The new building will replace a facility that has been used for nearly 50 years. The food bank serves about 400 families (over 1,700 people) every week. Volunteers have been distributing food to people in need from the old building every Friday morning for the last 46 years.

Dr. Doug Corpron, co-chair of the food bank board said, “This is an exciting moment for our community. The important work of local Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Trust, several other foundations and the City of Yakima has all come to fruition today. We look forward to distributing food to those in need for years to come from this safe and comfortable facility.”

The Yakima Rotary Trust, City of Yakima, United Way Foundation, Yakima Downtown Rotary, Yakima Southwest Rotary, Yakima Valley Community Foundation, Yakima Federal Savings & Loan Association,  Pacific Power Foundation, Friends of Yakima Rotary Food Bank  and other community organizations worked to make the new building possible.