Mapleton Food Share is dedicated to helping alleviate hunger in Western Lane County, Oregon.
We believe that no one should go hungry.
Our primary work of alleviating hunger is to supply food to people who live in the area we serve, and in some cases, to people who are traveling through the Mapleton area.
Households are eligible for emergency food assistance even if they participate in the Food Stamp Program, or receive TANF, SSI, LIEAP or State General Assistance.
All you need to sign up is some proof of address, such as your electric bill.
We are open for food selection on the 2nd Thursday and 4th Saturday of every month.
Mapleton Food Share is an Equal Opportunity provider.
Call Karen 541-268-2919 for emergency food assistance
People should not go hungry in Oregon, but they do.
They do not go hungry due to a shortage of food. They are hungry because they cannot afford to pay for all their basic needs and still purchase a sufficient supply of food to feed their families. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food is the second largest expense for families with children.
In western Lane County alone, there are many children receiving assistance through Mapleton Food Share. Statistics show that children who are undernourished are at greater risk for serious health, social, and educational problems. Our goal is to ensure that each and every child in need of food has an opportunity to receive nutritional meals despite their family economic conditions.
Every year, millions of older Americans—people who have helped build our nation—suffer from hunger, lacking the appropriate access to nutritional foods. In a nation of plenty it is unacceptable that so many senior citizens are in need of food.
Throughout Lane County, there are hard-working individuals and
families who are classified as the “working poor.” These are people who have
regular employment, but are unable to earn enough money to meet their monthly
needs. Although these individuals and families strive to secure adequate income,
many are often unable to meet their own most basic needs, let alone find the
time, transportation, education, and other resources needed to improve their situation.
As a result of their severely limited incomes, each day many of our
citizens must choose between spending their limited resources on food or paying
their utilities, rent or mortgage, or needed medical care and medicine.
Many rural households suffer from food insecurity.
A number of factors, including unemployment, transportation barriers,
and access to grocers, contribute to hunger in rural America.