Food Bank Stats and Facts
Stats and Facts for Fiscal Year 2011 - 2012
The food bank has been serving Klamath and Lake counties for 28 years
The food bank provided food to nearly 6,450 households
- The food bank provided food to assist in the preparation of 485,000 meals that fed children, seniors, the homeless and disabled people
Who utilizes the food bank and the agencies we serve:
- 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
- The homeless
- People who need a little help, for a little while, and don't want to ask for government help
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:
New Pine Creek
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) Faith Center (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) Iglesia Jesucristo
|10) Ponderosa Church (Crescent)
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
||14) Children Learn After School (CLAS) Tutor and mentoring class at Chiloquin Elementary
|2) K.F. Headstart
|3) Lake Cty. Senior Center
||15) Various Adult & Kid Projects
||16) Friends of the Children
|5) Exodus House
||17) Klamath Crisis Center
|6) Chiloquin Christian Center
||18) Klamath Falls Gospel Mission
|7) Integral Youth Services
||19) Klamath Hospice
|8) Klamath Cty. Migrant Program
||20) The OSU Extension Office Self Help workshops. Teaching low-income people how to prepare and cook meals to stretch their food budget
|9) Klamath Kid Center
|10) Kleo’s Children’s Community
|11) Freewill Church
|| 21) The Hope Center
|12) Citizens for Safe Schools
||22) Spokes Unlimited
|13) High Desert Hospice
Thank you in advance for your support.
“AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture policy,
this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) An Oregon Food Bank Affiliate Agency.