Food Services

FOOD BANKS

Community Connection leads the fight to END hunger in Union, Wallowa, Baker and Grant counties...because no one should be hungry. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in our local area. People work hard and still have to choose between eating and other basic necessities such as medicine and housing. Nearly 44 percent of the people served by our network of food banks are children.

Community Connection distributes food to 18 agencies in Union, Wallowa, Baker, and Grant counties where families in need receive a food box or a hot meal.    Food bank locations and hours.

The food bank program provides for low-income households struggling to provide food for their families.  Food is received from growers, individuals, stores and other business within our region as well as from Oregon Food Bank and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).   Our community members are very generous with their financial contributions and 80% of the food and funding is from local donors.

Opportunities to contribute a tax deductible donation include USDA inspected meat, non-perishable food items, fresh produce, cleaning products, personal care items, and funding to purchase items as needed.

CATERING AND TO-GO MEALS

We can cater your event, large or small, at our facility or at yours.  Menu options are unlimited.

No time to cook?  How does Mandarin Chicken sound to you, or Hearty Beef Stew, Glazed Pork Roast, or Meat Lasagna?  Order one of our “Gourmet to Go” meals, a complete meal including entrée and side dishes. 

Contact the Union County Senior Center at 541 963-7532 to schedule your event or place your “Gourmet to Go” order today.  We accept credit cards.  Proceeds benefit the meals on wheels program.

Baker and Wallowa counties now offer catering. Contact 541-523-6591 in Baker County or 541-426-3480 in Wallowa County for more information.

MEALS ON WHEELS

A person aged 60 or over and the spouse of the person regardless of age or condition are eligible to receive home-delivered meals if one or the other is homebound by reason of illness, incapacitating disability or is otherwise isolated. Hot, nutritious noon meals are delivered up to five days per week.  Frozen meals may be delivered for the weekends.

In some cases, meals may be delivered to individuals under the age of 60 if they receive Medicaid and if home-delivered meals are a part of their care plan.

Often, the volunteer who delivers the meal is the only outside contact the senior citizen may have all day.

A donation toward the cost of the meals is accepted but is not mandatory. 

To inquire about Meals on Wheels call your local senior center:

  • 541 523-6591 in Baker City
  • 541 426-3840 in Enterprise
  • 541 575-2949 in John Day
  • 541 963-7532 in La Grande

SENIOR MEALS

We serve all adults over age 60 and their spouses, a hot, nutritious meal up to five days a week at our senior centers.

Lunches are served  on the following days:

  • Monday through Friday in Baker City and La Grande; 
    • La Grande 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Baker City 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Enterprise and Wallowa;
    • Enterprise 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Wallowa 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Monday and Thursday in John Day;
    • 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays in Monument;
    • 12:00 pm
  • Wednesdays in Prairie City;
    • 12:00 pm
  • Thursday in New Bridge;
    • 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

The meal not only assures at least one nutritious meal daily, but the interaction serves the individual’s social needs as well, providing a gathering place to meet friends, dance, play cards and bingo, etc. All meal sites are open to the public. 

There is no charge to attend the senior meals program however a “suggested donation” would be very welcome.  The senior meals program is supported by federal grants but the grants cover just 25% of the cost of the program.  Fund raising, support from county government, and local donations are essential to continue the program.

NUTRITION EDUCATION

Quarterly at each senior center a professional provides information on health, physical fitness, and nutrition.

USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, it Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communicatin for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) foiund online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gove/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632 - 9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Right; 1400 Independence Avenue SW; Washington D.C. 20250-9410

(2)        fax: (202) 690 - 7442; or 

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is a equal opportunity provider and employer.

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondicrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA ,its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior cilvil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communicatin for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) foiund online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gove/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632 - 9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Right; 1400 Independence Avenue SW; Washington D.C. 20250-9410

(2)        fax: (202) 690 - 7442; or 

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is a equal opportunity provider and employer.

Joint Application Form (HHS)

This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion or political beliefs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs or reprisal or retailiation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communicatin for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) foiund online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gove/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632 - 9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Right; 1400 Independence Avenue SW; Washington D.C. 20250-9410

(2)        fax: (202) 690 - 7442; or 

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrtion Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221- 5689, which is also in Spanish or calllthe State Information/Hotline Numbers; found online at:  http://www/fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.

To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial assistance through the U.S.Department of Health and Human Service (HHS), write: HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (800) 537-7697 (TTY).

This institution is a equal opportunity provider and employer.

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