Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank

Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank
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.

The Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank had another busy year. One in four households in Klamath and Lake Counties ate from a food box in this fiscal year. We also provided food to assist in the preparation of 480,000 meals that fed seniors, children, the disabled and homeless.

The economy over the last few years has forced many people to utilize charities to make ends meet. A good portion of these folks have never asked for assistance feeding their families. Lay-offs, work hours reduced and those on fixed incomes have found it harder to stretch their limited dollars. With the lack of full-time jobs right now, nearly 1,000 head of households are having to work a couple of jobs to have enough hours to cover ALMOST ALL their monthly expenses.

We’ve kept up with the demand because of all the wonderful local support we get from the private sector. When many people give a little, we ensure that when times are tough all of our eggs aren’t in just a few baskets. We have many eggs in many baskets.

We distributed nearly 32,000 pounds of food weekly in our fiscal year 2015-16. Monetary donations, food drives and volunteerism made it work! In a small, rural community, every dime we can save other programs which are vital to the community, means better, more efficient services for all.

Thanks to the volunteers who make this program work. Their efforts, their time and their passion ensured everyone who needed a little help, received it. About 850 volunteers donated nearly 23,000 hours of their valuable time to the Food Bank.


Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank 2015-16 Board Member List

President: John Pellissier, Forester, Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Vice-President: Nancy Kandra, Owner, Kandra Farms
Member: Brooke Kliewer, Commercial Loan Officer, Umpqua Bank
Member: Rob Seims, Station Manager, Basin Mediactive

Member: Dan Gellner, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise
Member: Shirley Voight, Director, Cancer Treatment Center
Member: Nicky Robinson, Office Manager, Basin Mediactive


Pie ChartArticles of Incorporation
Certificate of Incorporation
IRS Determination Letter

80% of the food bank budget is in-kind/donated food/non cash. It represents the dollar value of the donated food.
20% is the cash used to cover the cost of moving donated food.


Our Financial Statements (pdf format; links will open in a new window or tab):


2017 functional expenses


The Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information about the food bank:

Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank
3231 Maywood Dr.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

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