Community Services of Moses Lake (CSML) strives to empower the community to have “Friends helping friends feed the hungry”. CSML houses the Moses Lake Food Bank and is the distribution hub for 33 partner food banks in five counties in Central Washington, including the three largest agricultural producers in Washington; Yakima, Benton, and Grant counties.
The agricultural abundance in the area provides opportunities to harvest tons of food in a single glean. CSML views produce recovery efforts from many different angles – from harvesting fields and orchards to receiving unmarketable produce from the packing and processing plants, to market recovery and everything in between. A series of Giving Gardens, and a Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign have empowered the community to help its neighbors while providing a space for beginners to work and learn alongside seasoned gardeners.