When food banks and ministries have taken all they need from the God’s Portion warehouse in Centralia, Richard Graves — better known online as The Chip Guy — and a group of volunteers open the warehouse to the public.
The God’s Portion warehouse, located in Centralia, acts as a “food bank for food banks,” Graves said. Companies such as Kettle Chips, Safeway, Kroger, Pepsi donate food and beverages to God’s Portion to be distributed to area food banks each week. However, the companies often donate more than the food banks can accept, whether it’s a matter of having too much of a specific item — such as chips or soda — or taking in too much produce that could in turn go to waste.
Very often there is food that can be given to the public one or two times a week. Wednesday and Saturday afternoons are announced on the Chip Guy Facebook page, on God’s Portion Facebook and on the sign posted on the street side of the warehouse. Each week is a little different and it’s great to see the excess food heading home with families and people who need it.