The Point In Time Homeless Count is a single day in January dedicated to conducting surveys with persons experiencing homelessness--- who are couch-surfing/double-up, sleeping in vehicles, on the streets, in shelters, or sleeping in other places not meant for habitation. The results are used for local planning purposes and to secure additional funding for housing and homeless services.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved throughout the day. Help us make the 2019 Homeless Count a success!
Contact Kristina at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-883-4188
Safeway Albertsons is again holding a "Bag Summer Hunger" food drive. The drive will take place at Safeway AND Albertsons stores throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Customers will be able to "purchase" a virtual bag of food for either $5 or $10.
It's second year running RAISE THE BARN is inspired by the fundamental work we do at YCAP. lifting community and promoting self-sufficiency. Historically, barn raises reflected the collective action of neighbors to support each other and help families provide for themselves. This event is the embodiment of that feeling and those actions. Join us in a night of great food and good company, help us raise funds for our services that serve the communities of Yamhill County! http://yamhillcap.org/events/
As part of the Kroger/Fred Meyer's commitment toward Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, they are implementing a new year round register donation program called Zero Hunger Round Up. Cashiers will ask customers if they would like to round up their total to the nearest dollar as a donation to local food banks.
Our upcoming Yamhill County Melt Down fundraiser for the YCAP Food Bank is coming up quickly! If you haven’t been a part of the Melt Down before, it’s a great collaboration between local restaurants and our YCAP Food Bank to raise funds by creating specialized grilled cheese sandwiches at each participating location.
This year’s Melt Down will have 20 restaurant participants throughout the county. The Melt Down will begin on February 1st and end on February 28th. We will declare a “Biggest Cheese” at the end of the event, and include weekly prizes and ask for customers to post photos of their sandwiches on Social Media.
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We are excited to announce this year's 2018 Melt Down participating restaurants!
Ribslayer BBQ To Go
Lonestar Bbq Restaurant and Catering
McMenamins Hotel Oregon
No. 55 Eatery
The Block House Cafe
Archie's Ice Cream And Eatery
The American Cafe of Lafayette
Red Hills Market
Golden Valley Brewery - McMinnville
LaughiNG BeAN biSTro
Trade Street Taphouse
Great Harvest Bakery/Cafe' McMinnville, Oregon
Starting February 1st, 2018 each restaurant will have a special grilled cheese sandwich on their menu - each sandwich purchase FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY will go towards raising funds for the YCAP Food Bank.
The nationwide Point In Time (PIT) Homeless Count takes place annually on the last Wednesday in January. This effort offers a snapshot of homelessness by recording the number of people in an emergency shelter or who are unsheltered on a single night of the year.
The surveys are completed with those who are living outside, with more than one family in a household, in a vehicle, in shelters, or motels. YCAP additionally counts those couch surfing, and living with family or friends in a temporary status. This information is used to plan local and national service delivery to at-risk populations and to assist in bringing in more local funding for homeless services.
We rely on volunteers to make this event a success! To volunteer contact Nathalie at Nathalie@YOServices.org or at 503-538-8023 ext.113