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Food & Fund drives play a huge role in helping us to feed thousands of people each year! They are easy and fun and can be as simple as a bake sale or as extravagant as a fancy dinner party with friends.  They are a great way for the local community to join our mission in alleviating hunger for our friends and neighbors. Businesses or individuals can get involved!   For more information on food & fund drives or to host your own, please contact Diane Longaker at 503-687-1474, or email

Food Drive Items Most Needed:

  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Foods high in protein: canned meats like tuna, chicken, or salmon, canned or dried beans
  • Foods high in nutrients: canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar)
  • Whole-grain foods: brown rice, whole grain cereal, and whole-wheat or whole-grain pasta
  • Soups, chilies and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat)
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic, or boxed)
  • Unsaturated cooking oils
  • Other nutritious foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium, and sugar)

Commercially packaged items only. No glass containers, please.


  • Attend a YCAP signature event like our RAISE THE BARN in July or our LIGHT THE FIRE in October.
  • Attend a Cantata concert in December
  • Support businesses in town that are raising funds on behalf of YCAP. Look for our logo on food collection barrels, table tents, posters, etc.
  • Give your time
  • Host a book drive for our Friday Family Food program
  • Sponsor a week worth of food for our Friday Family Food program
  • Keep an eye out for YCAP mailings and newsletters
  • Be an ambassador and talk to others about YCAP goals and program needs