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.
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.
Gleaning, gardening, growing Together (3GT) Program
Sponsored by the Walmart Foundation, 3GT is our next level in food security! This holistic program is designed to end hunger in Okanogan County. 3GT focuses on critical areas of hunger including self-sufficiency through garden building/gardening demonstration; donated foods through produce gleaning; and full utilization of foods through nutrition and food preservation education. Here’s how you can get involved:
- Sign up for a square foot gardening plot.
- Come to a “Cooking from Scratch” class. You can cut your grocery bill down to size and enjoy a meal with other community members!
- Help other community members by sharing your talents and experiences in the following areas:
- Garden mentors
- Cooking instructors
- Food preservation experts
- Glean food from the fields for the food banks
Contact us at our main office for more information or visit our Facebook page.