Klamath/Lake Counties Food Bank NEWSLETTER
Note from the Director
Summer should be a fun time for kids throughout Klamath and Lake Counties, but for 3,200 kids whose parents struggle to put food on the table, summer months can be the roughest. Approximately 800 of these kids are living in very rural areas of Klamath and Lake Counties and don’t have access to summer lunch programs.
Through the Food Bank’s rural food box distribution agencies located throughout Klamath and Lake Counties, we provide more food and kid friendly foods like peanut butter and jelly during the summer.
Our first year "Peanut Butter & Jelly Project" - a huge success thanks to you! The two adorable little girls on the billboard and posters are my granddaughters Bailey and Emily. I'm invoking Grandma bragging rights.
So many could benefit just from the fruit that falls on the ground!!! HELP US GET IT TO FAMILIES IN NEED. For insurance reasons we're not able to send volunteers out to pick the fruit or pick it up off the ground. COULD YOU:
Get neighborhood kids or church youth groups to pick fruit from your trees or other trees in your area?
YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD GAINS THE FOOD BANK
$1,100 IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 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 29 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