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100+ Women who care central oregon

award the giving plate with $20,600

100+ Women Who Care Central Oregon (100+WWCCO) is a member-based, grass-roots organization of women who meet quarterly to make a difference in Central Oregon though collective $100 donations to the voted upon nonprofit at their meetings.

Their 2019 second quarter combined donations amounted to $20,600 for The Giving Plate, a food bank that feeds the hungry today with compassion and hospitality. 

“It so heartwarming to see that our members have raised more than $480,000 for area non-profits since 2014, including our recent donation to The Giving Plate,” says Lisa Connors, founder of 100+WWCCO. “The power of smaller donations combined into one large gift makes a huge impact in our community.”

 “We are incredibly grateful to have been chosen by the 100+ Women Who Care group,” says Ranae Staley, executive director for The Giving Plate. “The funding we received will allow us to add a new key employee to our team, which will position us to continue to grow to meet the needs of food-insecurity in Central Oregon.”

To become a member, or learn how your nonprofit can benefit from 100+WWCCO, please visit


The Giving Plate wins $12,000 at

Leadership Bend Impact Summit 2018

On May 1st, 2018 The Giving Plate and four other Central Oregon non-profits earned the opportunity to speak at the 2018 Leadership Bend Impact Summit for a chance to win $12,000 or an audience award of $2,500.

The audience award went to In Our Backyard, an organization committed to ending human trafficking.  The grande prize went to The Giving Plate.  The $12,000 will fund the purchase of a new commerical grade fridge and freezer, and it will help purchase food for youth experiencing food insecurity in Central Oregon.