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Deschutes County food pantries.

Low income families in Deschutes County can get help from food pantries. There are several in the region, including the city of Bend. The goal of the non-profit food banks is to help ensure low income families, the disabled as well as seniors citizens have some type of groceries for their households. Secondary goals will be offering holiday meals and other basic goods, such as clothing or personal hygiene items.

The specifics of each agency vary widely based on factors such as the applicant's income, whether they are working or not, and cause of the crisis. In general, the Deschutes County food banks will try not to turn anyone away. So they will give a free box of groceries, perishable goods, or similar items. Or the staff at the center will refer a resident to other financial aid or programs such as SNAP food stamps.

Bend Community Of Christ Church
Address of food bank is 20380 Cooley Road
Bend, Oregon 97701
Call (541) 388-1011 for an application.
There is an emergency food pantry run once per month in Deschutes County.

Abeaverton Hispanic Center
Call (971) 249-2421
This center also supports people in Deschutes. Immigrants, farm workers and others can get support, free food, meals, and more.

Cascade Youth And Family Center- The Loft - Street Outreach
19 SW Century Drive
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 318-3436
This location mostly supports the very low income and homeless in Deschutes County. Hot meals, clothing, shelter, Christmas food baskets, and more are offered. This is only for teenagers.

Salvation Army Of Bend
Location is 515 N.E. Dekalb Avenue
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 389-8888
Programs range from a food bank to thrift store and clothing closets. The center may offer financial help as well, or applications to Oregon benefits such as SNAP food stamps. They also operate an Angel Tree program and have Thanksgiving meals for those in poverty.




Society Of St. Vincent De Paul Social Services
Main address - 950 SE 3rd Street
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 389-6643
Volunteers offer food. A Meals on Wheels service is also for the elderly. There is also clothing and personal hygiene items. Another location is at 51484 Morson Road, La Pine, Oregon 97739. Call (541) 536-6135.

La Pine Community Kitchen
Address for meals is 16480 Finley Butte Road
La Pine, Oregon 97739
(541) 536-1312

Crossroads Cupboard
Call (503) 257-9345 for referrals.

Ecumenical Ministries Of Oregon and Deschutes County
(503) 284-5470
Has information on surplus USDA commodities, food stamps, and other resources.

Giving Plate Food Relief and Outreach
1245 SE 3rd Street Suite #C-7
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 410-3621
A free food pantry is run by the church twice per week. Up to 80 pounds of groceries may be given to a qualified family. There are also free lunches for children and holiday programs, including toys.

Our House
2727 SE Alder Street
Portland, OR 97214
Call (503) 234-0175





Location is 536 SW 9th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 350-2871
Emergency food boxes are offered a few days per week to struggling Deschutes County families.

Care and Share food bank
18143 Cottonwood Road
Sunriver, OR 97707
(541) 593-5990
They partner with Sunriver Storage Systems on distribution.

Redmond Community Church
237 NW 9th Street
Redmond, Oregon 97756
Telephone - (541) 923-3023

Saint Vincent Redmond Conference
Address is 1610 SW Veterans Way
Redmond, Oregon 97756
(541) 923-5264
Financial aid for bills, such as electric, is combined with food and other support. There may be canned items, baby formula, milk, and more on a first come/first served basis. A thrift store is also run.

For additional assistance, dial 503.282.0555. Staff can refer clients to additional food pantries or soup kitchens. Or people can learn about Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP),  summer snacks for students and other services in Deschutes County.



By Jon McNamara

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