Cancellations and Schedule Changes
Many food partners and pantries have altered their service hours due to the Caronavirus outbreak.
Changes to service days/hours:
- La Pine Community Kitchen is open but serving meals to-go
- Family Kitchen is open but serving meals to-go
- First Baptist Church in Prineville has increased their service to every Monday and will be distributing prepacked food boxes to cars
- Sisters Kiwanis Food Pantry will distribute every other Thursday beginning 4/5
- United Methodist Church pantry will be on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- St. Vincent De Paul pantry in Prineville will be on the third Sunday of each month from 12 to 3 p.m.
- Care and Share in Sunriver has food boxes available for individual distribution. Call (541) 593-3653
Food services have been canceled at the following locations:
- Metolius Friends Community Church Free Food Market has been canceled until the end of April
- The Door at LaPine Free Food Market has been canceled until the end of April
- Westside Church Bread of Life Free Food Market has been canceled until the end of April
- Due to the shopping style nature of the Free Food Market at United Methodist Church in Madras, the distribution will be suspended for now. Fresh and canned food will still be available at the United Methodist Church pantry.
Contact your local food pantry:
For pantry locations and contact information, click here.
School Lunch Programs
Sack breakfast and lunch programs are available during the school closures in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties. Find details here.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school can get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. This includes children in foster care, children of migrant workers and homeless youth, regardless of immigration status.
Note: Families are eligible for P-EBT benefits even if they have been getting meals from schools or other sources during the school closures. This means families who receive P-EBT benefits can also get meals from schools or other sources during the school closures.
NeighborImpact’s Food Bank is the regional affiliate of Oregon Food Bank
Our Food Bank collects and distributes over 3 million pounds of food to 47 local agencies in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The emergency food sites that receive food from our Food Bank feed over 25,000 individuals every month.
Through our Food Recovery Program, we recover safe, edible produce, dairy, bread and meat from 17 grocery stores in Deschutes County, sort the food at our warehouse and redistribute it to 47 partner agencies who operate pantries, shelters, emergency food box locations, congregate meal sites and food distribution programs in Central Oregon. No other organization in Central Oregon recovers and redistributes food or addresses waste reduction on our scale: we are the hub of the food distribution network. Our program distributes more fresh food to more locations throughout Central Oregon than any other agency.
Our efforts divert 50 tons of healthy, edible food from landfills every month and increase the quantity, quality and nutritional value of food available. In 2017, we distributed 2.6 million pounds of food; 49% originated from food rescue, local grocers, farmers and gardeners – a greater percent of locally-recovered food than any other food bank in Oregon.
Residents can access food from our Partner Agencies in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Prineville, Madras, Sunriver and La Pine.