The Salvation Army Opens New Food Bank in Walla Walla

The Salvation Army has unveiled its new building in Walla Walla which houses a larger food bank and social services offices.

The new building replaces the smaller food bank and is located next to the existing Salvation Army building, at 827 West Alder Street.

The current food bank serves 628 families each month, and expects to see that number grow by 15-20% soon. Families can begin using the food bank on Tuesday, January 21. Regular hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9am – 11:30am and 1pm – 3:30pm.

The Salvation Army has provided services to needy members of the Walla Walla community since 1892. Last year, nearly 8,000 families were helped throughout Walla Walla county. In addition to the food bank, other programs include emergency assistance for rent and utility bills; back to school backpacks and school supplies; summer camps for kids and teens; holiday programs include holiday meals, food baskets, and toy donations.