Between 2010 to date, The Giving Plate (TGP) has distributed over 3.4 million pounds of food in Central Oregon.
WHAT MAKES THE GIVING PLATE DIFFERENT?
TGP is the only food bank in Oregon that has a youth-specific food bank (Kid's Korner).
TGP provided over 7,200 food bags of nutrient-dense food to children in 2018, which is seperate from their families monthly food box
In the 2018/2019 school year, TGP adopted the Backpacks for Bend program that provides 450 kids in 28 Bend / La Pine schools with food for the weekend. In the 2018/2019 school year they will provide 16,200 weekend bags of food. This is the only program of its kind in the Bend / LaPine school district.
TGP is the only food bank in Bend open on Saturdays.
Between our three hunger-relief programs, children 18 and under make up 62% of individuals served.
Under 10% of our guests are homeless, which means the majority are families just trying to make ends meet.
TGP provides a welcoming environment so that each guest that visits feels valued, and doesn't encounter the clinical stigma that is connected to many food bank experiences.
TGP was founded by a family right out of Central Oregon. We are passionate about the community we live in and want to make a difference in the lives of those we live next door to.