Food Bank

Hunger makes everything seems 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:

FOOD DISTRIBUTION
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 sits 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 2012 we distributed 1,243,918 pounds of food to the Yamhill county community.  In 2013 that increased to 1,250,538 pounds.

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 Fred Meyer, Albertson’s, Walmart and Roth’s IGA
  • Farmers Markets
  • 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.

COMMUNITY NEED IS INCREASING
Number of Households served by food pantries
2012 -25,143
2013 -25,752

Number of individuals served by food pantries
2012-85,476
2013-87,922

Number of meals served at soup kitchens
2012-88,058
2013-60,857

 

 

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