IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR GUESTS

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The Giving Plate provides food to an average of 2,000 individuals every month in Central Oregon.

 

Volunteer

Help us attain our goals by volunteering your time to fill food boxes, stock shelves, etc.

Partner with Us

We invite you to join our mission to feed the hungry by donating resources to our cause. 

Visit Us

The Giving Plate is open to the public.

Thursday - Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Kid's Korner food bank is open to youth 18 & under anytime The Giving Plate is open.

Hunger is Everywhere

Today, hunger is everywhere – whether in the city, suburbs, or even the rural areas. The basic need of food is one of the critical problems that exist in Deschutes County.  According to Feeding America’s 2011 Meal Gap Study, Oregon has the nation’s highest rate of “child food insecurity.”  About 252,000 kids – or nearly 30% of the state’s youth – don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  The Giving Plate is experiencing a 35-40% rate of kids needing food.  Deschutes County still maintains a high unemployment rate of 4.2%, which is just over the national unemployment rate of 4.1% (as of January 2018).

People with low incomes wrestle over buying food, or medicine, or putting gas in their cars (if they have a car).  They wrestle over buying school supplies or milk or keeping the phone on. Kids who do homework online may not be able to if parents have to make a decision between food or the internet. Children need nutritious food in order to be able to concentrate and succeed in school without the pangs of hunger on their minds.  

Six million elderly are not getting the nutrition they need.  They may be home bound, in which case they are unable to get food.  It is a community’s responsibility to take care of their elderly.

Taking part in relieving these situations is what The Giving Plate is all about.  We are not just providing food, but offering piece of mind to our guests and allowing them to focus their resources on more than just their next meal.

 
Oregon has the nation’s highest rate of “child food insecurity.” About 252,000 kids – or nearly 30% of the state’s youth – don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
— Feeding America's Meal Gap Study, 2011
Oregon has the 3rd highest percentage of citizens in the USA on SNAP/Food Stamps
 
 

Volunteer At The Giving Plate, Inc.

Things our Volunteers Do:

  • Fill Food Boxes
  • Greet & Check in Guests
  • Stock Shelves

If you're interested in volunteering, email

Debi Kelso @ djraney@ymail.com 

Volunteer Shifts

Our volunteers work 3-4 hour shifts in the late morning to mid-afternoon on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays year-round.

 

The Giving Plate sincerely thanks the many grantors who have provided us funding in the last several years.  With their support and the support from many individual donors, The Giving Plate has been able to sustain and grow our operations so that we can serve the food-insecure individuals of Deschutes County with emergency food boxes. If your company would like to provide support for the Giving Plate via food or funds, please email ranaestaley@bendbroadband.com.

GRANTORS

Autzen Foundation - http://www.autzenfoundation.org/

Bill Healy Foundation – www.billhealyfoundation.org

Casey Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation – Private Foundation

Chase Community Giving – www.chasegiving.com

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation– www.cowcreekfoundation.org

Cushman Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation -– Private Foundation

Deschutes Brewery Giving Program – www.deschutesbrewery.com.

Deschutes County Community Grants – www.deschutes.org

Emergency Food & Shelter Program – www.efsp.unitedway.org

F.J. Hodecker Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation – Private Foundation

First Interstate Bank Foundation - https://www.firstinterstatebank.com/company/commitment/foundation/grants.php

First Story Hayden Homes - http ://www.firststory.org/ 

Fred Meyer Fund & Bringing Hope to the Table -  www.fredmeyer.com/donations

Frontline Foundation - http://frontlinefoundation.org/

Herbert A. Templeton Foundation - Independent Foundation

Hollis Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation - Private Foundation

Home Federal Foundation –  www.myhomefed.com

Hunger Prevention Coalition – www.hungerpreventioncoalition.org

Leadership Bend - https://bendchamber.org/about/leadership-bend/

Maybelle Clark McDonald Fund -   http://mcmfundgiving.org

Morrison Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation – Private Foundation

Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club – www.mtbachelorrotary.org

PacificSource – https://www.pacificsource.com/home/

Robert G. Kirby Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation  – Private Foundation

Robert W. Chandler II Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation – Private Foundation

Safeco Insurance Foundation – www.safeco.com

Safeway Foundation – www.safewayfoundation.org

Shopko Foundation – www.shopko.com

St. Charles Health System – http://www.stcharleshealthcare.org/ 

U.S. Bancorp Foundation – www.usbank.com

Walmart Community Grants – www.foundation.walmart.com

Washington Federal Foundation - http://www.washingtonfederal.com/ 

Wells Fargo Foundation – www.wellsfargo.com

 

FOOD DONORS

7-11 - Bend, OR

Bend Food Project - www.bendfoodproject.com

Bethlehem Inn - Bend, OR

Food 4 Less - Bend, OR

Fred Meyers - Bend, OR

Goody's - Bend, OR

NeighborImpact - Redmond, OR 

Newport Market - Bend, OR

Papa Murphy's Pizza - Bend, OR

Pepsi Co. - Bend, OR

Safeway - Bend, OR

South Albertsons - Bend, OR 

Starbucks - Bend, OR

Sweetheart Donuts - Bend, OR

Trader Joes - Bend, OR

WalMart Bend, OR

Whole Foods - Bend, OR

 

 

Join Our Partners

If your company would like to provide support for the Giving Plate via food or funds, please email Founder, Debra Kelso at djraney@ymail.com

Donate As An Individual

If you would like to donate food to The Giving Plate, you can view our most needed food items here.

If you would like to contribute funds to the cause, click here.