Between 2010 to date, The Giving Plate (TGP) has distributed over 3 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 6,700 food bags of nutrient-dense food to children in 2017, 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.
64% of our guests are adults & 36% of them are children under the age of 18.
8% 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.