Holiday Food Drives Underway
Each year, Mid-Columbia Community Action Council partners with local businesses to promote the Gorge area Regional Food Bank. These food drives help local citizens of the Columbia River Gorge. Last year's holiday food drive(s) brought in over 12,000 pounds of food.
This year, Safeway will be selling pre-packaged grocery meal bags for distribution to the local food agencies. These grocery bags are filled with non-perishable items most needed by the Regional Food Bank; tuna, peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce and canned vegetables. The food drive kicks off November 13, 2013 and will run until December 25, 2013.
The ELFF (Everyone Loves a Fire Fighter) Food Drive, benefitting our partner agencies, The Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul, will be held December 3rd-5th this year. The pickup schedule this year is as follows:
Eastside The Dalles collections will be Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Westside The Dalles collections will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. Dallesport collections will be Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Look for ways to help out your local food bank, volunteers are always welcome.
For additional information, contact either Janeal or Nichole at MCCAC at 541-298-5131 x202
Energy Assistance Season Starts December 2nd.
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program opened on October 7th for Seniors and People with Disabilities.
To schedule an appointment you are asked to call one of our offices.
Wasco and Sherman County residents should call (541)298-5131 and Hood River County residents should call (541) 386-4027.
Letters will not be mailed out to Seniors and People with Disabilities, they need to call beginning Oct.7th for an appointment time.
The regular energy assistance program opens to the general public on Monday Dec. 2nd at 8am sharp.
For more information about the program and a complete list of our outreach schedule, go to the list of programs on the left side of this page, look under Energy Services, then click on Energy Assistance.
Mid Columbia Community Action Council, Inc would like to thank the following partners we work with in the community and who support our anti-poverty efforts. Would you like to be a partner and help us reduce poverty in the Mid Columbia area. Contact us to find out how you can help.
Mid Columbia Community Action Council, Inc would like to thank the following individuals, businesses and organizations who support the Community Action mission: