Hunger makes everything seem more challenging. Children can’t focus on schoolwork. Parents can’t focus on finding a job or succeeding at work, and caring for family seems difficult when the basics like food can’t be provided. For those times when circumstances – like medical expenses or layoffs – leave little for groceries, we’re here with the needed nutritious food and resources to get individuals and families back on their feet.
Food Bank programs include:
We provide food, organizational and technical support to a countywide network of Partner Food Agencies of emergency food box pantries, soup kitchens, group meal sites and a gleaner group. There are 27 partner agencies total: 13 pantries, four soup kitchens, nine group meal sites and one gleaner group. We work hard to ensure that boxes/meals are healthy and have a variety of good food groups including fresh fruits and vegetables, protein, cereals and grains. In 2014 we distributed over 1.2 million pounds of food (that’s 1 million meals) to the Yamhill county community.
Available food depends on what has been donated. Food donations come from:
- Weekly deliveries from the Oregon Food Bank, the United States Department of Agriculture and other federal food plus donations
- Local grocery stores such as Albertsons, Mercado Abastos, Fred Meyer, Roth’s IGA, 7-Eleven, Amity Foods & Coffee House, and Walmart.
- Farmers Markets, Community Supported Agriculture groups, and community gardens.
- Local food drives
- Special donations
- Local farmer overstock
- Local food businesses
All Food Bank funding comes from community donations, Oregon Food Bank, United Way and grants.
Service in 2015 (January, February, and March)
Individuals fed through Emergency Food Boxes: 18,487
Meals serves: 21,963
Friday Family Food bags: 1083