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
Join in the fun and support your favorite Biggest Turkey candidate or all three! An evening of fine food and drink, great auction items and a chance to meet each of the candidates. Check the McMinnville Chamber Facebook page for more details as they develop!
This is the nation's largest single-day food drive. Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable goods next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail that Saturday. Letter carriers collect the non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes, and distribute them to local food banks, pantries and shelters.
Hunger is closer than you think. 1 in 8 Americans struggles with hunger. Help Walmart Fight Hunger in America. Even the smallest action can make a big difference. Donate online, in store or through the purchase of participating products.
McMINNVILLE AREA GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH CHALLENGE
Between February 1st -14th, purchase and enjoy the most ooey-gooey, cheesy, delicious grilled cheese sandwiches at any participating restaurant.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Visit participating restaurants February 1-14. Order their special grilled cheese sandwich and a portion of the proceeds will go to the YCAP Food Bank.
- Restaurants are competing for the best grilled cheese sandwich in town, so at the end of the fundraiser cast your vote for “The Biggest Cheese!”
- Share photos of your sandwich and #YCAPmeltdown on Facebook and Instagram for prizes.
- Pick up a punch card with your first sandwich, then visit 4 more restaurants to be entered to win a gift card!
THE CHEESY PARTICIPANTS:
411 Eatery • 411 NE 3rd St
1882 Grille • 645 NE 3rd St
American Cafe • 176 W 3rd – Lafayette
Community Plate • 315 NE 3rd St
The Diner • 2580 SE Stratus Ave
Laughing Bean Bistro • 2274 NW 2nd St
McMenamins • 310 NE Evans St
Morning Thunder • 619 NE 3rd St
Ribslayer • 575 NE 2nd St
Valley Commissary • 920 NE 8th St
Which restaurant will be crowned “The Biggest Cheese”?
Throughout the month of February, State employees volunteer to collect food and funds for the Oregon Food Bank (OFB) Network. Agencies work in partnership with YCAP and other Regional Food Banks.
VISIT GOVERNOR'S STATE EMPLOYEES FOOD DRIVE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO