OCCAC strives to increase self-sufficiency through food security now and in the future. Our focus is emergency food assistance and nutrition education.
OCCAC houses not only the Okanogan Food Bank but also serves as the distribution center for all of the food banks in Okanogan County. Please visit the food bank nearest your home. Food bank information is as follows:
|Brewster||301 South 4th St.||Thursdays||9:00am – 10:30am|
|Bridgeport||1300 Foster Ave||2nd & 4th Thursdays||1:00pm – 2:30pm|
|Conconully||219 N. Main||1st & 3rd Wed||1:30pm – 3:00pm|
|Okanogan||Okanogan County Community Action Council, 424 2nd Ave S||Mondays & Tuesdays||9:00am – 2:30pm|
|Omak||101 W. 4th Ave||Mondays & Thursdays||9:00am – 11:00am|
|Oroville||9th & Main||Thursdays||9:30am – 11:30am|
|Tonasket||300 101 Hwy 97 N||Thursdays||9:00am to 11:00am|
|Twisp/Methow||The Cove, 128 Glover St||Thursdays||1:00pm – 4:00pm|
|Wauconda||Community Hall, 129 Troda Creek Rd||2nd & 4th Thursdays||1:00pm – 2:00pm|
How to Sign Up for Food Banks
- Fill out an application at any of the above food banks during the days and times that they are open.
- Call or come in to the OCCAC main office.
Commodity Supplemental Food (CSFP)
CSFP is a program that works to improve the health of low-income elderly (at least 60 years old), pregnant and breastfeeding women, and new mothers (up to one year postpartum), infants, and children up to age six, by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. CSFP provides monthly 30 lb. food packages to participants enrolled in the program. This is a great way for individuals and households to incorporate a good source of nutrients into their diet. Please call our main office if you are interested in applying for the program or in volunteering for this program.
GLEANING FOR ALL
Gleaning is the process of picking food left in the fields after a farmer has finished picking for sale to the public. Many farms throughout our county contribute to this effort every year. In fact, OCCAC started the FOOD FOR ALL Program over a decade ago. If you would like to participate in helping glean:
You will be notified as soon as possible before the scheduled date, however, this is often a 12 hour notice due to timing involved with the rush of harvest.
You will be offered the chance to keep a percentage of the food you glean for your family.
You will receive an iGLEAN 2017 T shirt and
YOU WILL BE HELPING OVER 5000 PEOPLE lN OUR COUNTY WHO DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.
To sign up please email Steve Fletcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a subject line of “Signing up to Glean”
and your contact information.
Food For All
Food for All takes a holistic approach to nutrition education through gardening, produce gleaning, and hands on classes. For more information including educational materials, resources, events, community dinners and volunteer opportunities, visit our Facebook page.
Contact us at our main office for more information or visit our Facebook page.