Battle Ground Adventist Community Services (BG ACS) is affiliated with Clark County Food Bank (CCFB). We provide commodity (USDA) foods and other food sourced through CCFB as well as other local market sources. BG ACS is also a clothing pantry and the only nationally recognized diaper bank in SW Washington state. Clients can shop once per month. Open days/hours are Tuesday 1 pm - 5:30 pm and Thursdays 10 am - 4 pm. Doors are locked 15" prior to closing time. We are located at the back of the building where signage will direct you to the food pantry entrance. We are a 'shopping style' pantry and welcome all clients living in Washington state.
This food pantry is also a clothing pantry and the only nationally recognized Diaper Bank for SW Washington State
Food donations should only be dropped off during our open hours (generally 9 am - closing) to assure we can move the products inside promptly. Any donations of meat and eggs must come from an approved USDA processing facility and be properly refrigerated/frozen. Farm produce is gladly accepted. Clothing or other donations may be left in our clothing storage building (next to the double doors), or outside the double doors (Monday-Friday). We DO NOT accept large pieces of furniture, couches/love seats, mattresses, car seats, appliances, soiled or dirty clothing. Receipts are offered for donations during the hours we are open.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.