The COVID-19 has been a big challenge for many people in the Yakima Valley who have lost jobs as a result of the pandemic. Many people have had to rely on the Salvation Army and other local service agencies to get them through the month. Salvation Army officials say they've been big numbers visit the food bank and other food distribution events. And on Wednesday, January 20 The Salvation Army of Yakima will help again. A food distribution will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Yakima's State Fair Park at 1301 South Fair avenue, gate 5.
Salvation Army officials say they hope to give away 1000 boxes filled with a variety of food.
To avoid blocking traffic drivers can enter from South 18th Street, go west on Nob Hill and then right onto Fair Ave.
If you can't make it to the food distribution on Wednesday you can visit the Salvation Army Food Bank. The bank is open Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 9 south 6th Avenue. The pandemic has pushed a lot of people to use the food bank. In fact in the last 12 months Salvation Army officials say they've served more than 5,500 families. They say they serve an average of 75 people everyday at the bank.
Warm coats, diapers, hygiene products, and other help is available at the Salvation Army Social Service Office. The office is Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. also at  9 south 6th Avenue. To find out if the army has what you are looking for you can call 823-1817.