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 Pantry 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 pantry information is as follows:
|Brewster||301 South 4th St.||Thursdays||9:00am – 10:30am|
|Conconully||219 N. Main||1st & 3rd Wed||1:30pm – 3:00pm|
|Nespelem||37 Lakes Street||Monday – Friday||8:00am – 3:00pm (please call ahead 509-634-2769)|
|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||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 Toroda Creek Rd||2nd & 4th Thursdays||1:00pm – 2:00pm|
How to Sign Up for Food Pantries
- Fill out an application at the food bank closest to you during the days and times that they are open.
- Call or come in to the OCCAC main office for information
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 (email@example.com) 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.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
All organizations that receive federal food or funding from WSDA must share this
nondiscrimination statement with all clients.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights
regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating
in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national
origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or
activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information
(e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State
or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech
disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally,
program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint
Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter
addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request
a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.