COVID-19 Response


The COVID-19 outbreak is creating big challenges right here in our community. You can help provide food and childcare to local families affected by school and business closures.


Local nonprofits are stretching their resources to meet the increased community demand for food and childcare during this emergency. This fund supports organizations who do not have the capacity to conduct additional fundraising. Your donation will quickly get money to these local nonprofits so they can continue to respond during this crisis.

More information on the criteria and a link to the application for available here.


We are also ensuring the health and safety of the public and our staff by:

  • Closing our Training Center until May 31.
  • Canceling our annual Celebration & Awards Ceremony event on April 21.We will recognize companies and volunteers on our website and through social media.
  • Implementing social distancing methods for operating, including remote work and meetings.

We will continue to monitor the situation and identify other measures as they become necessary, as well as complying with all mandates from city, state, and federal officials.


Community Resources


211 - dial 2-1-1 or visit 

Services: Telephone hotline for information about social, health, and community services

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm


Benton Franklin Community Action Connections

Services: Online directory of resources in Benton and Franklin Counties, as well as housing and utility assistance.

720 W. Court St., Pasco

(509) 545-4042



Tri-Cities Food Banks



712 10th St, Benton City, WA 99320

(509) 588-5454


420 W. Deschutes Ave.

(509) 586-0688


321 Wellsian Way, Richland

(509) 943-2795


Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Services: Food Bank open to Franklin County residents. Clothing Bank available to anyone with ID. Those with an emergency need can call to request assistance.

215 South 6th Ave., Pasco

(509) 544-9315

Wednesday 11:00 - 4:00 pm