SHOPPING ON-LINE? HELP THE FOOD BANK WHILE SHOPPING AT FRED MEYER & AMAZON!
- Go to SMILE.AMAZON.COM
- Enter your email or mobile phone number and password
- Click on “Your account”
- Click on “Change Your Charity”
- Enter Klamath Lake Food Bank and hit “Select”
Your Amazon home screen will pop up. Look in the upper, left hand corner of your screen. It reads Supporting the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank
Just remember from here on out, go to: SMILE.AMAZON.COM when you shop Amazon.
EACH DOLLAR THE FOOD BANK RECEIVES WILL ACCESS ABOUT 10 POUNDS OF FOOD OR CREATE 8 MEALS. WOW!!!
Do you have a Fred Meyer rewards card? If so, you can scan your rewards card and the Food Bank will earn a donation while you earn your Rewards Points. If you don’t have a rewards card, go to www.fredmeyer.com; you will need to do that before proceeding.
Next go to fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Click on: Link your rewards card now.
- Sign in: email and password required.
- Find your organization, type in: Klamath Food Bank
- Click on the circle next to Klamath Lake Counties Food Bank.
- Click Save
- A message flashes in the lower left message under community rewards: "Your enrollment has been updated. Thank you for participating."
- Log out
From the Director
This time of year our shelves are depleted. When kids are home they eat more, A LOT MORE!
Klamath and Lake County kids will be heading back to school in a few days. Thanks to you about 3,200 kids didn’t go to bed hungry this summer.
In other news .....
Shelf stable food donations from outside our region have been a bit lean over the last 12 months. Hopefully we’ll make up for it with local food drives now through the end of January.
Last winter many seniors relied on shelf stable foods from the Food Bank to get them through until they could be shoveled out. THAT’S HOW IMPORTANT YOUR HELP REALLY IS!
Helping Hands, Helping People
Nearly 20,000 residents in Klamath and Lake Counties will find a grocery bag attached to their front door on or about the 7th of September. Please fill the bag and leave it on your doorstep by 9am, September
10th. You’ll also find an envelope in the bag if you wish to make a monetary donation. EACH DOLLAR YOU DONATE CREATES 8 MEALS!
WE NEED A REFRIGERATED TRUCK
Grants will support most of the $66,000 needed for the purchase. We need $10,000 from the community. This truck will help us distribute 600,000 pounds of produce through the “Produce Connection.” Would you consider a separate donation to help us?
A Huge Success And Making A Difference On Kitchen Tables
"The Produce Connection" began 2 years ago. May through October, we take produce received from Oregon Food Bank, local growers, gardeners and grocers and distribute it via food pantries, meal sites and medical clinics. The response has been overwhelming. I hear so many positive comments from seniors and people with disabilities nearly every day:
"Weekly access to this produce stretches my money and allows me to eat healthier foods more often."
I’m a diabetic. This program is wonderful for my health."
"I’m canning again."
"Some things available at the 'The Produce Connection' are products I couldn’t afford to buy for fear my kids wouldn’t like it and out the window goes my food money. My kids have liked most of what I’ve brought home and now I’m buying it!"
By October, roughly 600,000 pounds of fresh produce will have gone out our doors this year. It will have been distributed within an 18,000 square mile area. The produce is free to us. Monetary support moves it. Each donated dollar moves about 12 pounds of fresh produce. These kinds of great programs ONLY HAPPEN BECAUSE OF YOU!!!
DONATE YOUR GARDEN PRODUCE.
We can take as much as you want to give. Tell all your friends, neighbors and relatives. We can accept it Monday-Friday, 8-3:30. If you have more than a small grocery bag, take it around back to the warehouse and we’ll unload it, weigh it and receipt it for you :)
IF YOU’VE RECENTLY MADE A DONATION TO THE FOOD BANK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Your support created 23,000 food boxes AND provided food to assist in the preparation of 480,000 meals.