... because no one should be hungry.
Mission: To alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty that exist in Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties.
MCCAC is a private, non-profit corporation formed in 1966 to provide a variety of social programs in the Mid Columbia area.
Who is hungry in Wasco, Sherman & Hood River Counties?
- We served over 650 households with a total of 1955 individuals a month in 2006 and now we serve over 1000 households with a total of 3,150 individuals a month. This is an astonishing 38% increase.
How does Mid-Columbia Community Action help?
- Providing food to agencies serving low-income people, including: FISH, Hood River Seventh Day Adventist, Helping Hands, Hood River Valley Adult Center, St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, The Dalles Seventh Day Adventist, Meals on Wheels, Community Meals, Pioneer Potlatch, Windy River Gleaners, and Sherman County Emergency Food Bank.
Where does food come from?
- Oregon Food Bank
- Local food companies and grocery stores
- Farmers and gardeners
- Food drives and individual food donors
What kinds of donations can MCCAC accept?
MCCAC can pick up, handle, inspect, store and distribute most food products, including: fresh, dry, canned, discontinued, out of specification, frozen, code dated or clean, damaged foods. We can also accept household goods, pet food, health/beauty aids, paper products and diapers.
How do I know what happens to my food donation?
MCCAC is monitored by Oregon Food Bank to ensure safe handling of food and we contract with our member agencies to make sure that donated products will not be sold, traded or bartered. Recipients are never charged for food.
How is Mid-Columbia Community Action funded?
MCCAC is a community based non-profit agency who receives funding through private donations and state grants.
You are the key to ending hunger.
Free food isn’t free. Tons of food is donated each year, but it costs money to collect, process, store and distribute that food.
Conduct a food drive in your neighborhood, church, school or office.
Become a volunteer for MCCAC at events, in the office or in the warehouse.
Give hungry people a voice:
Learn and speak about the impact and causes of hunger. Become part of the solution.
Help make our community a better place to live.
For more information contact:
CACFP Coordinator/RFB Coordinator
MCCAC is an equal opportunity employer