Food Bank Stats and Facts

Stats and Facts for Fiscal Year 2013 - 2014

  • The food bank has been serving Klamath and Lake counties for 30 years

  • The food bank provided food to nearly 6,400 households

  • The food bank provided food to assist in the preparation of 485,000 meals that fed children, seniors, the homeless and disabled people
  • The Food Bank distributed about 31,000 pounds of food weekly

Who utilizes the food bank and the agencies we serve:

  • Seniors
  • The disabled
  • Cancer treatment patients
  • Hospice patients
  • Those who have lost their job or had their work hours reduced
  • Single parents
  • Parents with special needs children
  • Those who have suffered from an injury
  • Veterans
  • People without a home
  • People who need a little help, for a little while, and don't want to ask for public assistance

Households may fit more than one category. Example; John Doe is an 85 year old veteran living with his disabled son.

We currently provide services throughout an 18,000 sq. mile area:

Klamath Falls Chiloquin
Chemult
Crescent
Dairy
Dorris
Beaver Marsh

Bly
Beatty
Sprague River
Bonanza
Merrill
MacDoel

Christmas Valley
Fort Rock
Silver Lake
Summer Lake
Malin
Keno

Paisley
Adel
New Pine Creek
Lakeview
Tulelake
Gilchrist

How To Help:

  • Make a monetary donation, by cash, check or on-line at klamathfoodbank.org.

  • If you have a garden and you’ve given produce to everybody you know and can’t find a home for the rest, WE’LL TAKE IT. All of it.

  • Hold a food drive at your Birthday, Reunion, Anniversary, Halloween and/or Christmas parties. If 500 households hold a food drive and collect 10 pounds, that’s 5,000 pounds of food. It all adds up. We can provide invitation inserts letting people know about your food drive. Barrels are available too.

  • Drop off food donations at Safeway, the Senior Center or Goodwill .

  • Hold a food drive at work. Call and we’ll deliver a nicely decorated barrel.

  • Be a “Coin Crook.” Take a container to work, school or your service organization meeting and ask people to donate any change they may have. It adds up quickly. If you’d like us to provide you a container, just give us a call.

  • Look for our coin boxes at local businesses and throw your change in the box.

 

The food bank distributes food and non-food items to these Emergency Food Assistance Programs:

1) Salvation Army 11) Saving Grace Lutheran Church (Keno)
2) Bly Food Pantry 12) Christmas Valley Food Pantry (Lake Cty.)
3) St. Paul’s Church 13) Paisley Food Share (Lake Cty.)
4) Klamath Lutheran 14) Lakeview Ministries (Lake Cty.)
5) St. Vincent De Paul 15) First Presbyterian (Lake Cty.)
6) Stewart Lennox Baptist Church 16) Chemult Pantry
7) Malin/Merrill Pantry 17) Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank
8) Sprague River Bridges Program 18) Friends Church
9) Bonanza Assembly of God 19) Bible Baptist Church
10) Ponderosa Church (Crescent) 20) United Christian Ministries

 

If a family can access a little help when they need it, they can concentrate on their temporary financial crisis and getting through it. If seniors or people with disabilities can access food assistance, it frees up their small fixed income to cover higher utility costs, prescriptions, etc.

Years ago the food bank’s main mission was to provide emergency food assistance. We found there were many ways the food bank could expand its services to assist other non-profit programs. The non-profits listed below provide many vital services that promote positive outcomes and futures for children and adults. While they work on building these positive futures, they must also provide them with meals or snacks. The cost to provide food can take away dollars that could be used to make their programs the best they can be. We believe by providing food assistance we can be a partner in making a crucial difference in the outcome of a child’s development or an adult’s future. This is truly the way to get to the root causes of hunger.

1) K.C. Senior Center 13) R.E.A.C.H.
2) K.F. Headstart 14) Various Adult & Kid Projects
3) Lake Cty. Senior Center 15) Life Recovery Network
4) YMCA 16) Klamath Crisis Center
5) Exodus House 17) Klamath Falls Gospel Mission
6) Integral Youth Services 18) Klamath Hospice
7) Klamath Cty. Migrant Program 19) The OSU Extension Office Self Help workshops. Teaching low-income people how to prepare and cook meals to stretch their food budget
8) Klamath Kid Center
9) Disabled American Veterans 20) The Hope Center
10) Freewill Church 21) Spokes Unlimited
11) Citizens for Safe Schools 22) Veterans Enrichment Center
12) High Desert Hospice  

 

Thank you in advance for your support.

 

"The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

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For more information about the food bank:

Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank
3231 Maywood Dr.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
e-mail: niki@e-isco.com
541-882-1223

Mailing address: P.O. Box 317
Klamath Falls, OR 97601