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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.

USDA Nondiscrimination policy

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, 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 communication 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 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 program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/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 Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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