Are you a Lewis County gardener with an overabundance of fresh fruit or vegetables? These food banks and shelters are in desperate need of assistance. Please take some of your backyard bounty to these locations.

Fay Teman, executive director of Lewis County Gospel Mission, says, “As our table ministry serves two meals a day, Monday through Friday, and a brunch on both Saturday and Sunday, we are quite happy to accept donations of fresh produce and eggs!” Fay says the mission has a need for fresh produce for salads, fresh fruit, potatoes and onions.




Lewis County Gospel Mission

Kitchen Address:  72 SW Chehalis Ave., Chehalis

Please call or email to arrange drop off between 7 am and 3 pm.

The Mission is in particular need of produce for salads, fresh fruit, potatoes and onions.

Tenino Food Bank




Heritage House Food Bank

Kitchen address:  Heritage Baptist Church, 1315 Sussex Avenue East, Tenino Wa, 89589 Contact Food Bank Coordinator Kathy Lester at

Our Food Bank is open to recipients every Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.   Therefore, we generally coordinate to receive our food bank items on Fridays in the afternoon. This way we can ensure that the items we receive remain as fresh as we can get for Saturday.

Pastor Scott Peace says the food bank would love to receive any fresh fruits and vegetables. But he adds that the bank has special needs for Thanksgiving and Christmas. “Financially for families, this is the hardest time of the year; we try to offset that by providing additional grocery needs.”