The Giving Plate, founded in 2010, is the largest food pantry in Central Oregon. Our mission is “feeding the hungry today with compassion and hospitality.”
We carry out our mission through our main three hunger-fighting initiatives: our Food Box program, Kid’s Korner, and Backpacks for Bend.
Over the past 11 years, The Giving Plate has grown from an initial dream to serve 500 families to now meeting the ever-increasing need to provide food to tens-of-thousands of families in our region.
In 2020 alone, The Giving Plate gave away close to 1 million lbs of food – thanks to our generous community!
We have recently purchased our own 11,100 sq ft building, centrally located at 1212 NE 1st Street in Bend, which will enable us to offer all of our food initiatives and services under one roof.
We have partnered with O’Brien Construction to break ground in Spring 2022 to begin the construction process. Our hope is that the building will be ready by late Fall 2022.
The Giving Plate has launched a capital campaign to raise $3.5 million to help transform our new facility and the services that we provide to better serve the community.
At that time, we will replace our traditional food box program with boutique grocery store experience, in which our guests (and their children) will be able to shop for the specific items that they need.
FMI, to meet with our Executive Director, Ranae Staley or take a tour of our facility, email: email@example.com. Together, we will Fight Hunger – Build Hope.