Klamath/Lake Counties Food Bank
FROM THE DIRECTOR
As you know our shelves are depleted after summer. When kids are home they eat more, A LOT MORE!
Klamath and Lake County kids will be heading back to school in a few days.
Thanks to you about 3,200 kids didn’t go to bed hungry this summer.
The "Peanut Butter & Jelly Project" was a huge success. Hundreds of jars of each were delivered to hungry kids in some of the most rural parts of Klamath and Lake Counties.
HOME GARDENING BENEFITS OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY!
Roy Johnson (above) is a hunger hero! He takes his support of the Food Bank very seriously, right down to counting every vegetable he harvests! This is Roy’s second year raising a garden. He told me he’s learned so much about growing produce.
Westside Community Church has a garden where they grow for distribution to the Mission and the Food Bank. LOVE THE NAME
We wish to thank all of our home gardeners who make a difference in the lives of so many Klamath and Lake County residents who are struggling to put food on the table. Last season your home gardens brought in 28,000 pounds of produce. That’s nearly 12,000 pounds more than the prior year. WHOOO HOOOOOO!
Please tell all your friends, neighbors and relatives who have a garden; we can take any and all produce they want to give! We can accept it Monday-Friday, 8-3:30. If you have more than a small grocery bag, take it around back to the warehouse and we’ll unload it, weigh it and receipt it for you
THE STATS ARE IN
Distributed 1.5 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD through 65 other non-profit programs doing good work in our communities
22,500 people ate from a food box
**On average, households visited a food pantry 5 times during the year
The Food Bank assisted in the preparation of 475,000 meals which fed kids, seniors, those with disabilities and people without a home
Seniors, those with disabilities and people not able to secure enough work hours were the main visitors to Food Pantries.
“MORMON HELPING HANDS” PROJECT
LDS Members TAKE ON HUGE 7TH ANNUAL “COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT”
Nearly 20,000 residents in Klamath and Lake Counties will find a grocery bag attached to their front door on or about the 9th of September. Please fill the bag and leave it on your doorstep by 9am, September 12th. You’ll also find an envelope in the bag if you wish to make a monetary donation. A $$-DOLLAR-$$ WILL CREATE 8 MEALS!
IF YOU'VE RECENTLY MADE A DONATION TO THE FOOD BANK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
PO BOX 317
KLAMATH FALLS, OR 97601
YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD GAINED THE FOOD BANK
$1,500 IN 2014!
Do you have a Fred Meyer rewards card? If so, you can scan your rewards card and the food bank will earn a donation while you earn your Rewards PoInts. If you don’t have a rewards card, go to www.fredmeyer.com; you will need to do that before proceeding.
Next go to fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
Click on: Link your rewards card now.
- Sign in: email and password required.
- Find your organization, type in: Klamath Food Bank
- Click on the circle next to Klamath Lake Counties Food Bank.
- Click Save
- A message flashes in the lower left message under community rewards: "Your enrollment has been updated. Thank you for participating."
- Log out
THE STATS ARE IN
Not much of a change over last year. Nearly 23,000 people ate from a food box or received meals at meal sites. The Food Bank assisted in the preparation of 484,000 of those meals.
We distributed 1.6 million pounds of food to 70 different programs. Approximately 10,000 kids were fed. Other benefactors saving a fortune on food and snacks for their great programs include:
YMCA Kid Center
Gospel Mission Integral Youth
Klamath & Lake Senior Centers
Klamath Crisis Center REACH
Disabled American Vets
ALL BECAUSE OF YOU!
A NEW DRY STORAGE BUILDING FREEING UP SPACE.
Our $20,000 capital campaign a success thanks to grant funds received from:
WEST VALLEY FOUNDATION
OREGON FOOD BANK
FOOD BANK ENDOWMENT FUND
"Working to stabilize our financial future which benefits the whole community."
Our endowment fund through the Klamath Community Foundation will make it easier for Food Bank supporters to give through their will, estate plan, or an occasional gift, thus allowing us to stay focused on our mission.
For more information about our endowment fund, call us at 541-882-1223.
IF YOU’VE RECENTLY MADE A DONATION TO THE FOOD BANK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Thanks for supporting
Klamath/Lake Counties Food Bank
Every dollar donated to the food bank will yield about 10 pounds of food.
No donation is ever too small.
Who relies on the food bank and the programs it serves?
Seniors & Disabled People / Cancer Treatment Patients / Hospice Patients / Veterans / Single Parents with Special-Needs Children / People with no home / Those who’ve had work hours cut / Individuals Recently Laid Off / People Who Need a Little Temporary Help and Don’t Want To Ask Public for Assistance
The food bank appreciates your support!!!!!!!
For more information about the Klamath/Lake Counties Food Bank call 541-882-1223.
The Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank has been serving our community for 31 years.
Our Action Statement:
To address hunger by providing food to emergency food assistance programs and support other non-profit agencies and their programs that have a positive affect on the lives of children and adults in Klamath and Lake Counties
For more information about the food bank:
Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank
3231 Maywood Dr.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603