Food and Nutrition
CAPECO has several food programs which assist those in need across our four county service area: Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, and Wheeler counties. Each program serves different populations and has specific eligibility guidelines. Please refer to each specific program for more information.
CAPECO serves as the Regional Food Bank for Oregon Food Bank which supplies USDA commodities and donated food to area food banks, meal site programs, and three no-kill animal shelters. The Oregon Food Bank ships USDA commodities and donated food to our 10,000 square ft. warehouse and then we distribute the product to the local member agencies. In addition, CAPECO acquires local donations through numerous events, such as: State Employees Food Drive, Letter Carriers Food Drive, schools, youth clubs, churches and from local food industry companies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.