GreenHouse Food Bank Faces Shortage

The GreenHouse Food Bank in Deer Park announced a critical resource shortage and suspended one of its weekly services. There is currently a significant need for community support to meet rising demand.

The GreenHouse Food Bank is facing a significant shortage of resources, which is impacting its ability to provide all its services. While the food bank continues to offer monthly food boxes, it has suspended the weekly “porch” shopping option due to increased demand and limited supplies.

The GreenHouse Food Bank, supported by a team of 55 volunteers, has prioritized the distribution of monthly food boxes, ensuring clients receive substantial support. The grocery rescue van team has been working to provide more meat than other local food pantries. 

Food banks across Eastern Washington, including the GreenHouse, have seen a surge in demand. The GreenHouse partners with organizations like the Second Harvest for supplies, but the variety of available items, particularly shelf-stable foods, has decreased. Spokane County Commissioner Josh Kerns noted that while Second Harvest can provide fresh produce, the shortage of non-perishable items is a significant issue, as the current demand surpasses 2023 levels.

Local support is essential to help meet growing needs. The GreenHouse Food Bank has outlined several ways the community can assist.

Current Needs:

  • Food Items: Cereal, pancake mix/syrup, refried beans, chili, canned beans, tuna, canned chicken, oats, canned tomatoes/sauce, canned/boxed milk, baking needs (flour, sugar), soup (except chicken noodles), ramen, Carnation instant breakfast powders.
  • Other Items: Wearable clothing, zero-degree sleeping bags, computer equipment (new enough to run current software), and can openers.
  • Financial Contributions: Every gift given, large or small, makes a difference in fighting hunger in our community. Monetary donations can be made online at

Volunteer Opportunities

Current available positions are Carts/Restocking (PM shift), Stocking/Sorting/Cleaning (AM shift), Clothing Bank Prep (AM shift), Clothing Bank Distribution (PM shift), Grant Writers (training provided), and Substitute Van Drivers (AM shift).

Volunteers can apply through the GreenHouse Food Bank’s website at Additionally, community-led food drives, such as a recent one by The Vine Community Church, are encouraged to help increase supplies.

Donation Drop-Off Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30am – 11:30am. They mentioned that if you would like a donation receipt, please ask them for one.

For more information on how to help or to donate, visit GreenHouse Food Bank’s website at


Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Related Articles

Survey: Planning For Our Kids’ Future

The Deer Park School District has initiated a strategic planning process, seeking community input to shape the future of local education. Residents are encouraged to participate in the latest survey to share their values, vision for success, and priorities for the next decade.

Read More »

Deer Park Gazette Now On MSN

Microsoft Start integrates its news services with Windows and Microsoft services and distributes news worldwide. The Deer Park Gazette was recently accepted into the news distribution program for independent publishers.

Read More »

Free “SUN” Meals and Snacks For Kids

As summer begins, Deer Park and Riverside School Districts launch SUN Meals, offering free meals to kids 18 and under with convenient to-go options to families. Returning to the Deer Park Middle School location for its community lunch, this program ensures no child goes hungry while school is out.

Read More »

Share this!

Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Share this!

Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Read more news.

Oregon Road Fire: Resources & How To Help

Evacuees fleeing the Oregon Road Fire have a range of resources available to them. We have compiled a list of what is available and how others can help people impacted by the fire. For those interested in volunteering & donating, please contact the organizations listed beforehand, as needs will change over time.

Read More »

Subscribe to our emails

Use the form below to sign up to receive news via email at no cost to you.

Read & Support The

Local news to keep you informed and entertained. The Deer Park Gazette is locally owned and operated. When you support the Deer Park Gazette, you support local writers and photographers.