Neighbors Together 2019
FOOD BANK, FRESH ALLIANCE, WOODLOT INFO and VOLUNTEER STATISTICS
Neighbors Together….depends on our volunteers!
Neighbors Together gives away food and emergency firewood as well as supports the numerous efforts of our volunteers. One of our goals is to provide a place for people to serve in whatever capacity they can because giving is so important. We thought it would be a good idea to share the statistics this year because it may prompt you to reach out and give or volunteer in some way.
Neighbors Together depends on the gracious donations of our community, our dedicated volunteers and is directly supported by 9 member churches in the La Grande, Oregon area. The primary event for Neighbors Together is our annual Thanksgiving dinner and we host various appreciation events throughout the year. Until last year, our primary corporate grant has been from United Way but their funding was greatly reduced in 2019. We hope to gain a variety of support from new sponsors this year.
We are pleased to announce last year’s volunteer statistics.
2019 Volunteer Statistics and Primary Focus
Food Bank(once a month – on last Saturday)
# of Households 1033
# of people in Household 2562
# of Volunteers 89
# of Volunteer Hours 290.5
Fresh Alliance(every Tuesday)
# of Distribution days 51
# of Households 1601
# of people in Household 4235
# of Volunteers 397
# of Volunteer Hours 811
# of Pounds of Food donated 7581
Emergency Firewood Statistics
# of Volunteers 73
# of Volunteer Hours 336
# of people that got wood 67
# of cords of wood split 65
# of cords of wood distributed 41
Volunteers are screened through an independent service.
We seek donations through Amazon Prime purchase rewards for non-profits and we have established multiple ways to donate on our website:
9 Member Churches 2019
3 Supporting Churches 2019
11 People serve on the Board of Directors.
Many local businesses offer food and services to us throughout the year and Dutch brothers sponsored a donation day just for Neighbors Together in 2019. ??
Numerous local people and businesses donate wood, bulk food and meat throughout the year.
Our phone serves many requests from people requesting needs better fulfilled by others but we help them as best we can.