Coos Volunteer Portal Part 1  


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South Coast Food Share Info Page

Website South Coast Food Share


South Coast Food Share is a program of Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA).  It is a network of individuals, programs and agencies committed to the belief that everyone should have access to safe, nutritious food.  As a program of  ORCCA, South Coast Food Share has focused on providing hunger relief in Coos and Curry counties since 1965.

Program Contact Information:

South coast Food Share

A Program of Oregon Coast Community Action

2110 Newmark Ave.

Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Phone: (541)888-7094

Fax (541)888-7015



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Introducing the LendAHand program and its newsletter the LendAHand News. The LendAHand program works to recruit volunteers for South Coast Food Share and other ORCCA programs. LendAHand matches clients with specific needs to resources, and it distributes information about programs for low-income families. To have LendAHand emailed to you send an email to: and ask us to add you to the mailing list.

South Coast Food Share is an Equal Opportunity Provider


Ways You Can Help

  • Work in the new south Coast Food Share Warehouse

  • Assemble or deliver "snack packs" for low-income children

  • Help in the office (filing, data entry, phone calls, research)

  • Assist on food distribution days

  • Organize a food drive at your work or club

  • Coordinate a fundraiser in your area

  • "Grow-A-Row" in your garden for the hungry

  • Speak on behalf of the hungry & emergency food programs

  • Donate non-perishable food items to member pantries and meal sites

  • Distribute flyers in your area on upcoming South Coast Food Share events

  • Purchase advertising on the south Coast Food Share Truck. Proceeds keep this vehicle and SCFS running

  • Donate money to assist with food acquisition, storage & distribution

  • Offer your place of business as a food drop-off site, or for a fundraising event or activity

Suggestions for donation:

Non-Perishable Items

  • Proteins - Tuna, chili, stew, peanut butter, canned meats and beans

  • Vegetables - Canned corn, green beans, peas, spinach

  • Fruits - Canned peaches, fruit cocktail, pears

  • Boxed Goods - Macaroni and cheese, cereals, pastas, ramen

  • Personal Care Items - toilet paper, toothpaste, combs, soap

Perishable Items

CALL TO INQUIRE (541)888-7024

A Program of Oregon Coast Community Action
Serving Coos & Curry Counties
A Member of Oregon Food Bank

Who Are Hungry?

In Coos and Curry counties 12,736 people live in poverty, 25% or about 3,250 are children.

Adult food recipients include the following groups:

  Disabled 22%
  Full time job 22%
  Looking for work 21%
  Part time job 16%
  Retired 11%
  Caring for family at home 5%
  Not looking for work 3%


2006 Statistics for the Network

  • South Coast Food Share Network has 33 member agencies including 15food pantries, 9 emergency meal sites and 9 supplementary food agencies.

  • The Network serves an average of 4,460 people each month through the distribution of 1,690 emergency food boxes.

  • South Coast Food Share also provides food to emergency meal sites that provide over 11,650 meals a month.

  • Network volunteers donated over 40,000 hours of their time to feed the hungry in 2006.

  • SCFS distributed 1,175,073 pounds of food last year.

The Flow of Food to the Hungry


Local Agencies

(Pantries & Meal Sites)

Bay Area First Step

Charleston Food Bank

Confederated Tribes

Coos Bay Seventh Day Adventist

Coos Crisis Resolution Center

Coos County Foster Parents

Emmanuel Food Cupboard

Nancy  Devereaux Center


Star of Hope

T.H.E. House

Women's Safety & Resource Center

North Bend Senior Center

North Bend Presbyterian

Head Start

Knights of Columbus

Bandon Good Neighbors

E.A.T. of Bandon

Coastal Harvest

Coquille Seventh Day Adventist

Myrtle Point Food Bank

Valley Christian Assembly of God

The Joseph Project

Langlois Community Church

The Common Good

Gold Beach Seventh Day Adventist


Brookings Harbor Community Helpers


Coos & Curry County Communities







 North Bend

Coos Bay




 Bunker Hill



 Green Acres















 Myrtle Point













 Nesika Beach


 Gold Beach


Pistol River






The South Coast Food Share Truck participates in the Fresh Alliance program to collect fresh and frozen food from local grocers. These foods are then delivered fresh to food pantries and emergency meal sites. Your group or organization can keep the wheels rolling by purchasing advertising on the truck! Call (541)888-7019 for more information.









Remember, for each dollar donated SCFS can acquire an average of 7 pounds of food. So please consider a cash gift as well as a donation of food.

Donations to Oregon Coast Community Action are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. ORCCA DOES NOT release your personal information to any other organizations without your prior written permission.  Please make checks payable to Oregon Coast Community Action, and send to: 2110 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420


Copyright 2008 by B.J. Fitz & Company. All rights reserved.