Finding the Helpers

Free food giveaway Saturday at Yakima church

YAKIMA, Wash. — Nonprofits, farms and churches across the region have teamed up with the federal Farmers to Families Food Box Program to combat food insecurity during the pandemic. This month, the organizations are holding a drive-up food distribution event…

Heritage University loans freezer for vaccine storage

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — Heritage University is helping with local vaccination efforts by loaning a freezer to the State Fair Park mass vaccination site to store vaccine doses. The Yakima Health District picked up the freezer from the university Friday…

Yakima homeless shelter doubles its capacity

YAKIMA, Wash. —  Camp Hope is converting several portable classrooms into temporary housing, which will more than double capacity at its Yakima homeless shelter. The shelter has been hovering near its current capacity of 100 people, but once they're finished…