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.

Thank you for your consideration!

 

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

 

Food Donated

# 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

  • St. Peter’s Episcopal
  • La Grande First Presbyterian
  • Zion Lutheran
  • La Grande United Methodist
  • La Grande Seventh Day Adventist
  • Grand REACH Ministries
  • La Grande Church of the Nazarene
  • Crossroads Community  Church
  • Church of Christ ??
  • Mountain Life Church

 

3 Supporting Churches 2019

  • Amazing Grace Fellowship
  • Faith Lutheran
  • 1st Christian

 

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.