Nonprofit News and Events

  • Oats and Cereal Donations Needed for NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Program

    8/19/2016 10:10 AM

    Starting off the school year right means kids (and parents) need a nourishing breakfast. Oats and cereal are easy, nutritious foods that are always requested at NeighborImpact and our cereal shelves are getting low. In order to stock the shelves and distribute these much needed products across Central Oregon, NeighborImpact is putting out a “Call to Action” for cereal donations, including oats and other hot cereals.

  • NeighborImpact now offering Summer Energy Assistance for Qualified Residents in Central Oregon

    7/28/2016 10:10 AM

    NeighborImpact's Energy Assistance program is pleased to announce a new summer program specifically for electric bills. Even if households have already received assistance for their winter heating bills, they may be eligible for another payment through the summer program.
    Area residents are encouraged to call 541‐504‐2155 to set up an appointment in one of our 5 locations in Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Madras, and Prineville or to have an application sent to them. We have extended our appointment calendar to include evening appointments on Tuesdays in Bend and we also have early morning appointments available.

  • Lead Free: NeighborImpact Head Start Tests Sites for Lead

    7/28/2016 10:00 AM

    Awareness around lead in our drinking water in Oregon is rising and some schools in our state have had issues with high levels of lead in their drinking water. Given that children are especially susceptible to lead exposure because their bodies absorb metals at higher rates than adults, NeighborImpact thought it necessary to test all Head Start sites in our service area.

  • Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Selects NeighborImpact’s Food Recovery Program for Grant Award

    6/27/2016 11:40 AM

    NeighborImpact’s Food Recovery Program staff received good news in the form of a grant for $10,000 from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. The funds will be applied toward costs associated with collecting and delivering food through our distribution network in Central Oregon. The Food Recovery Program collects food through partnerships with Oregon Food Bank and with 18 local groceries in Deschutes County. The program recovers fresh, perishable produce, dairy products, bread and meat, transporting the collected food products in refrigerated trucks to our warehouse for distribution to 43 Partner Agencies in our tri-county area. Those partners operate food pantries, shelters, emergency food box locations, congregate meal sites, and food distribution programs.

  • Robberson Ford Donates More than 4000 Jars of Peanut Butter to NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Program

    6/16/2016 4:35 PM

    After a successful Peanut Butter Drive, Robberson Ford in Bend and Prineville is donating approximately 4374 - 40oz jars of peanut butter to NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Assistance Program. Protein rich foods such as peanut butter play an important role for NeighborImpact food program, especially in the summer months when many children lose access to school nutrition programs. It is estimated nearly 24% of children are unsure how their next meal will be provided and, when school is out during the summer months, local food banks carry a larger responsibility. Peanut butter is an important protein staple to feed kids during these summer months, but is difficult to acquire in adequate quantities.

  • “Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt” to Benefit NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Assistance Program

    6/13/2016 7:55 AM

    “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!” NeighborImpact is excited to announce that “Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt” is coming to the Tower Theatre in Bend on Sunday, June 26th. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Program, a program that provides nourishing food to more than 20,000 Central Oregonians each month.

  • NeighborImpact Announces Head Start Application Stations In Redmond and Bend

    5/26/2016 8:00 AM

    NeighborImpact Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year. Children who live in Crook and Deschutes Counties may be eligible for Head Start, a free, high-quality pre-school and family support program. To register, families must meet income eligibility requirements and submit an application and income documentation.

    Head Start Staff will be available at recruitment stations to help parents and caregivers complete applications at the following locations:

    June 15th - 11am-1pm
    NeighborImpact Empire Office
    20310 Empire Avenue,Bend, OR

    June 16th - 11am-1pm
    NeighborImpact Redmond
    2303 SW First Street, Redmond, OR

  • Robberson Ford Peanut Butter Drive Kicks Off This Week to Benefit NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Program

    5/12/2016 12:45 AM

    Robberson Ford, in conjunction with the Ford Focus on Hunger, is joining other Ford dealers throughout the Northwest to collect jars of peanut butter supporting the summer demand for kid-friendly foods at NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Assistance Program.

  • NeighborImpact Head Start Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 School Year

    5/10/2016 7:35 AM

    NeighborImpact Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year. Children who live in Crook and Deschutes Counties may be eligible for Head Start, a free, high-quality pre-school and family support program. To register, families must meet income eligibility requirements and submit an application and income documentation.

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