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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!  

Chuck Colvin Ford Nissan PB Drive raised 409 pounds of peanut butter! (June 2017)

Chuck Colvin Ford Nissan PB Drive raised 409 pounds of peanut butter! (June 2017)


For more information on food & fund drives or to host your own, please contact Diane Longaker at or call 503-687-1474


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 May or our LIGHT THE FIRE in the fall.

  • 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

  • Keep an eye out for YCAP mailings and newsletters

  • Be an ambassador and talk to others about YCAP goals and program needs