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Gilliam County is served by Mid-Columbia council of governments, 1113 Kelly Avenue, The Dalles, OR 97058, Phone: 541-298-4101, Toll Free: 800-831-8217, Fax: 541-298-2084, Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Closed for lunch hour 12:00pm-1:00pm
Wheeler County is served by Mid-Columbia council of governments, 1113 Kelly Avenue, The Dalles, OR 97058, Phone: 541-298-4101, Toll Free: 800-831-8217, Fax: 541-298-2084, Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Closed for lunch hour 12:00pm-1:00pm Morrow County
Umatilla County Morrow County Morrow County Gilliam County is served by Mid-Columbia council of governments, 1113 Kelly Avenue, The Dalles, OR 97058, Phone: 541-298-4101, Toll Free: 800-831-8217, Fax: 541-298-2084, Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Closed for lunch hour 12:00pm-1:00pm Gilliam County is served by Mid-Columbia council of governments, 1113 Kelly Avenue, The Dalles, OR 97058, Phone: 541-298-4101, Toll Free: 800-831-8217, Fax: 541-298-2084, Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Closed for lunch hour 12:00pm-1:00pm Wheeler County is served by Mid-Columbia council of governments, 1113 Kelly Avenue, The Dalles, OR 97058, Phone: 541-298-4101, Toll Free: 800-831-8217, Fax: 541-298-2084, Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Closed for lunch hour 12:00pm-1:00pm Morrow County Morrow County

CAPECO FOOD SHARE PROGRAM

  • CAPECO Food Share program WORKS TO FIGHT Hunger…Because no one should be hungry…
  • CAPECO Food Share program works with Oregon Food Band and local pantries to distribute emergency food boxes to hungry families.

Who is Hungry? Understanding hunger…

  • Long-term unemployment, persistent underemployment and the high cost of food, gas, utilities and rent are forcing more and more people to seek emergency food.
  • The need for emergency food is unprecedented. In 2013 CAPECO Food Share Program distributed more than 1.2 million pounds of food to an average of 7000 people in Umatilla, Morrow, Wheeler, Gilliam Counties.
  • More than 6000 children suffer from food insecurity in the four counties which CAPECO services

CAPECO Network Statistics

  • 7000 per month ate meals from emergency food boxes.
  • A typical emergency food box provides a three to five day supply of groceries. Most food pantries serve a specific geographic area and limit the number of times a family can receive help. On average families access emergency food boxes four times per year.
  • • Who is hungry? • Long-term unemployment is forcing more people to seek emergency food. 27 percent of respondents said long-term unemployment was a major reason they sought emergency food. That compares to 22 percent in 2008 at the beginning of the recession. • Most adult emergency food recipients are looking for work, working, retired or disabled. 34 percent of those receiving emergency food are • Hunger's effects •Hunger hurts families, children, seniors and those who are disabled. •Hunger negatively impacts learning, health, productivity and potential for both children and adults. •Children who are hungry have more difficulty learning in school •Childhood hunger and malnutrition can lead to irreversible health problems later in life.

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