Food, Clothing, Household & Emergency Support
Lincoln County, Oregon
Waldport Food Share, Adventist Clothing Share & South Lincoln Resources
three community supported organizations already working together
Goal: One permanent facility
for all three organizations with the added benefit of providing a disaster
Property in Waldport's Industrial Park area
Out of tsunami and flood zones
Accessible and centrally located in service area
Near the other disaster response gathering site (school complex)
A combination of local fund raising and support from foundations and
NOW IS THE TIME
The Current Situation...
Center corner of Broadway & Keady in Waldport
Sixty year old building in Old Town with chronic issues.
Temporary home while actively planning for a permanent facility.
Food Share is now receiving additional food deliveries to meet demand.
Space renovated in 2010 is operating at capacity.
Additional food storage several blocks away.
Clothing Share is stacked to the ceiling which limits ready access to the
Clothing Giveaways are set up outside on the street and sidewalk, weather
Food and Clothing have to share work space.
Four programs in a 3,200 sq.ft. building.
Flat roof, leakage, mold and mildew.
Parking is another issue.
Using a room in the Old Middle School for all-purpose storage and
Using member's homes for additional storage of supplies.
Holiday Food Basket Program has to look for large space every year to provide food for
hundreds of families for Thanksgiving and
South County Needy Children's Christmas Program is located in Washington
(Christmas gift program sponsored by South Lincoln Resources)
Warehouse for ground-level, ADA accessibility and easier loading and
unloading of goods.
Better conditions for health and safety of volunteers, clientele and donors.
Food Share, Clothing Share to have their own working spaces.
Clothing Giveaways and Holiday Food Baskets will share indoor space for
Expanded food storage including food rotating through emergency supply.
Secure on-site storage of program equipment and additional operating
improving readiness for responding to natural disasters such as earthquake,
tsunami, severe wind storm or forest fire.
Currently, emergency food and supply is for rescue personnel and their
Project facility will have emergency supply for general public
Be part of the local and county emergency master plans.
Turn facility and contents over to Emergency Services in the event of a
Emergency supplies in close proximity to evacuation center and response
Rotate food storage through Food Share.
Secure storage of equipment and additional supplies
Preparing for natural disaster means being prepared before the problem
Plans for Sustaining the Facility include:
SLR and Food Share commit $5400/year, the current cost to be in Keady
Fire District and the Seventh-day Adventist Church committing of $2500/year
Periodic garage sales and other community fund raising events.
Contact: Project chairman, Tonner Hays 541-563-5542
How we met:
Clothing and Food services have been available in the south county since the
in the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA) Fellowship Room. The
clothing program is a community service program of the church. The food
pantry has long been a tenant in the church.
South Lincoln Resources was formed in 1983 as a cooperative effort between
church congregations and civic groups responding to victims of house fire,
lost employment and poor health by providing household furniture and
appliances. Holiday Food Baskets grew out of combining the activities of
several groups feeding the less fortunate for the Thanksgiving and Christmas
holidays. The American Legion and VFW turned their medical equipment program
over to SLR in 2003.
South Lincoln Resources moved its furniture and medical programs into the
in 2008 to stabilize Food Share and Clothing Program after
the SDA built their new church.
2011 Activity Summary
Furniture/Appliances Program (SLR) took in and gave away more than 1900
(~1600 items in 2010)
Medical Equipment Program (SLR) took in and gave away more than 298 items
These items include hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers and many specialty
(218 items in 2010)
Holiday Food Baskets - Thanksgiving: 365 families
Holiday Food Baskets - Christmas: 400 families / 1050 people
(Christmas 2010: 266 families / 972 people)
Food Share provided 144,580 pounds of food in 2011 (12,048 pounds
Average 218 households per month
Average 533 people per month
(118,817 total pounds in 2010 ... 9,901 pounds per month)
15,000 pounds given in January to start 2012!
Clothing Share gave away nearly 40,000 items
About 4,000 items per Give Away event
(35,000 items in 2010)
South County Needy Children's Christmas Program gave gifts to 300
Emergency Voucher Assistance Program provided over $22,650 in aid
(includes $5,000 grant from Trust Management Services in Waldport)
Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund awarded SLR a $2,597 grant for
equipment to improve the health and safety of our volunteers in SLR, Food
Share and Clothing Share.
Local fund raising has always been focused on providing services to our
This boost from the Siletz Tribe allowed us to replace old equipment and add
some new items to ease to load on our volunteers.
are typically senior citizens and as need increases, the work increases.
now have furniture moving equipment, a heavy duty hand truck, laundry
hampers, garment racks and food carts for the direct benefit of our
volunteers and to ultimately improve service for our clientele.
do we need three times the space than we have in the Keady Center?
Keady Center is about 3,200 square feet used by Furniture &
Appliances, Medical Equipment, Waldport Food Share and Adventist Clothing
Food Share and Clothing Share share about 800 sq. ft. of working space.
Food Share uses additional storage space in the Old Middle School (~600
sq. ft.) and in several homes of volunteers.
Clothing Share can only display clothing during their Giveaway Events. These
events work best in the small inside space (~400 sq. ft.) plus set up
outside on the sidewalk and in Keady Street. (Minimum of 1,000 sq. ft.) Roll
out garment racks, set up tables, put the clothing out, bring it all back
inside and cram into storage. If there is rain, cant set everything out.
Holiday Food Baskets uses about 1,000 sq. ft. in the Old Middle School to
store tables and boxes and as a staging area for food collected within the
community. A minimum of 4,000 sq. ft. is needed to set up tables and
tons of food for the food basket procedure. The old Middle School basketball
court has served well recently. It needs to be reserved and the court floor
needs to be protected. Many extra volunteers are called to service to move
food and supplies to the gym and back to storage.
None of the groups have office space where the work is done. (Figure 200
sq. ft.) Adding
Emergency Preparedness is a choice we believe will benefit the
a catastrophic event of any scale. About 800 sq. ft.
is planned for storing Emergency Services equipment. Food Share will have
additional food storage space to rotate food supply to respond to emergency
needs. Having a supply of clothing will also be useful.
Including office space, this comes close to 12,000 sq. Ft.
Clothing Giveaways and Holiday Food Baskets can easily share space for their
events. Add room for periodic fund raising garage sales in the shared
Using the same numbers:
5,000 sq. ft. Food Share, Clothing Share, Furniture/Appliances, Medical
4,000 sq. ft. Clothing Giveaways / Holiday Food Baskets / Garage Sale
1,000 sq. ft. Office Space and Emergency Services storage