NeighborImpact’s Food Bank is building a new Food Warehouse! In celebration of the project, more than 100 attendees filled the temporary tension structure currently serving as staging and storage space for the overfilled food bank to witness the new building’s ceremonial groundbreaking on Jan. 20. “When I first started here 7 years ago the food bank distributed just under 3 million pounds of food that served about 22,000 individuals a month,” said Carly Auten, NeighborImpactRead More >

On February 3, NeighborImpact’s Child Care Resources (CCR) program was highlighted in a national news story on Good Morning America. The feature story explored child care deserts across the nation, shed a light on the struggles that child care providers face and recognized NeighborImpact as a prime example of people and resources pulling together to ease child care obstacles. NeighborImpact’s CCR program works with Central Oregon child care providers to help them start and expandRead More >

Central Oregon—NeighborImpact’s Food Bank is building a new Food Warehouse! In celebration of the project, NeighborImpact invites you to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at 9 AM on Friday, January 20. NeighborImpact’s Food Bank stores and distributes nearly four million pounds of food annually to Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. As the hub of the food distribution network in Central Oregon, it is the primary source of food forRead More >

By Design is a quarterly email newsletter that was created by NeighborImpact after August 2021 listening sessions during which NeighborImpact partners said they needed more information on the management and operation of a nonprofit. NeighborImpact needs reliable partners to leverage its work and resources, and investing in the operational strength and capacity of our partners help us do more. By Design January

Central Oregon— In an effort to address the child care crisis in Central Oregon, NeighborImpact is supporting the expansion of child care services by providing funding and educational opportunities to child care providers and persons wanting to become child care providers in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Funding for the program comes from an $8.2 million grant from the State of Oregon. Grants for child care providers, which includeRead More >

Sixty-year-old Lisa Allen panicked when the well ran dry at her La Pine home. She had been working hard to pay off a loan for the home’s roof and had plans to retire in 7 years. “I was at a complete loss of what to do. I knew it was going to be a huge expense. I didn’t know how I was going to afford it,” Lisa said. “It was stressful because I was thinkingRead More >

Central Oregon—Central Oregon’s model of collaboration and partnership among the region’s cold weather shelter providers and community action agency is not one you are likely to see at this scale elsewhere in the state.  This year NeighborImpact has once again partnered with the Homeless Leadership Coalition and Central Oregon communities to create a regionwide network of cold weather shelters. NeighborImpact works with the Homeless Leadership Coalition shelter committee to better understand challenges facing shelter providersRead More >

Sandra Dolan, age 57, works hard to support her family. Her husband suffers from frequent seizures which prevent him from working. The household has grown. Sandra’s mother-inlaw, who lives with them, is in the early stages of dementia. Following two heart attacks, Sandra’s eldest son’s compromised health prompted him to relocate to his parents’ home. A short time later, Sandra’s youngest son also joined the household with his two-year-old son in tow. Suddenly, the householdRead More >

Central Oregon—To help hungry families share a meal this Thanksgiving, NeighborImpact has distributed Thanksgiving meal staples to more than a dozen food pantries throughout Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The meals include stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, canned green beans, pumpkin puree, rolls and of course, turkey. “With inflation greatly affecting the cost of groceries, it’s no surprise that many families are struggling to get meals on the table,”Read More >

Central Oregon—NeighborImpact is seeking individuals to serve on the Board of Directors and its committees. NeighborImpact is the region’s largest nonprofit social services provider. The agency anticipates two vacancies on its 15-member board. Economically disadvantaged applicants and those who work with the economically disadvantaged are invited to apply. (Economically disadvantaged individuals earn 80 percent of the area median income or less. Area-media income is $71,900 for a family of four in Deschutes County. The amount is lessRead More >