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April 17, 2019

National Volunteer month in the United States takes place in the month of April. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the month.  

Volunteers come from all age groups and demographics. We have pre-school aged children and retirees, sports teams, groups of co-workers, church congregations and we even have court ordered volunteers. These committed volunteers are the backbone of our organization and give over 1,000 hours per month serving others.

One of the questions on our volunteer application is "How would you like to help?"   

My favorite answer has been "I'll do anything you need, I just want to be more involved in my community"  

There are many ways that you can serve the community at Woodland Action.  Every Saturday morning around 10:30am we hold an orientation for new and returning volunteers where you can learn about the different programs we offer, who and how we serve our...

December 28, 2018

Can you believe that we are quickly approaching our 20th year? We may have had a few name changes, and a lot of volunteers, but the mission has never changed: feeding hungry people.  We are thankful to have always had unwavering community support and below are some ways you can give back to your community year round.

Clean out your closet

Donate your gently used clothing and household items to the Woodland

 Action Thrift Store. Your tax deductible donated items, paired with our friendly volunteer staff,  enables us to provide services to hundreds of families each month.  Not sure what items we accept? Give our store manager Tanya a call Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm  (360) 841-8422 and don't forget to look around, we have unbeatable prices!

 Hold a drive

Food drives are a great way to keep our stock room filled but some highly requested items are size 4 & 5 diapers, pet food, feminine hygiene supplies and toilet paper.  Over half of our clients live on fixed incomes and unable to afford "...

October 18, 2018

Empty Bowls began in 1990 as an art class project in a Michigan high school to raise funds for a food drive. Students made ceramic bowls, served a meal of soup and bread, and invited guests to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.  

Since its inception, this simple project has evolved into a far-reaching program providing support for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger. Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, raising millions of dollars for use in combating hunger.

You are invited to join us November 9th, 2018 at 7pm in the Woodland High School Commons for a celebration of works from local artistsand enjoy a humble meal of soup and bread at our 3rd Annual Empty Bowls & Silent Auction

If this is your first year attending then you can look forward to selecting your very own "empty bowl", donated by Clark County Art students, to serve as a reminder that there are folks within our community who face hunger and food insecurity...

June 24, 2018

Summer is here, school is out, and the weather is warming up. Many of us are planning vacations and BBQs, trips to farmer’s markets and enjoying fresh food from our gardens. But not all of us are so fortunate. That’s why the work at Woodland Action Center continues full steam.

Homelessness Continues to Increase
Every year the state conducts an annual point in time (PIT) count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons as required by the Homeless Housing and Assistance Act. This year’s PIT Count took place on January 25th.

While the data for Cowlitz County is still being processed, numbers for Washington State are sobering. Last year, the total number of homeless persons was 21,112. This year that number rose to 22,416. Of those, nearly 4,000 are children.

These numbers are only a snapshot of the total number of our fellow citizens who struggle to live and work and raise families in our area. WAC provides essential services such as food and emergency supplies to Woodland and the sur...

January 24, 2017

Saturday, January 28th 

This day you are in for a treat at Woodland Action Center. The Skills USA Culinary Team, from the Woodland High School, will be doing a cooking demonstration using seasonal foods from 12:00-4:00.

Come ready to try something new and sample their yummy eats.

Skills USA previously sponsored a Food Drive for us at the High School

We are thankful for their help and support.

December 9, 2016

Be on the lookout for our donation barrels in local Woodland businesses where you can donate much needed holiday food items.

Want a barrel for your business? Contact Margaret 225-9998

December 9, 2016

Christmas Meals can be picked up during regular food distribution on Dec. 20th 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Want to volunteer? Give Gwenda a call 225-9998

December 9, 2016

Woodland Action won the FOX 12 Oregon News Toy Drive and will be partnering with The Promise Church and Santa's Posse to ensure all kids in Woodland do not go without during the holidays.

If you would like to donate toys or know a family in need, please have them contact us at 360.225.9998 or 

Toys will be distributed on Dec. 17th at the Promise Church

4:00 pm - 7:00pm
101 Hillshire Drive
Woodland, Washington

December 9, 2016


Saturday, December 10.

You are in for a treat at Woodland Action Center. Skills USA, from the Woodland High School, will be doing a cooking demonstration using seasonal foods from 12:00-1:30.

Come ready to try something new and sample their yummy eats.

Skills USA is also sponsoring a Food Drive for us at the High School

We are thankful for their help and support.

October 7, 2016

You are invited to our Appreciation Night. Thursday, Oct. 13th from 7:00p - 8:00p. This is for donors, supporters, advocates, partners, volunteers, and community members. It's an opportunity for us to give a personal Thank You and to have you meet our board and learn how we are contributing to our community.

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Woodland Action Center
736 Davidson Avenue
P.O. Box 1475
Woodland WA 98674

Phone: 360.225.9998

We are are located at 736 Davidson, on the corner of Davidson Avenue and 6th, in Woodland.

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Thrift Store:   Tue to Sat 11 am - 4 pm

Temporarily CLOSED COVID-19 


Food Bank:     Saturdays

                      9 am to 5 pm

Office: Saturdays 9 am - 4:45 pm

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