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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.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file an employment complaint, you must contact your agency's EEO Counselor (PDF) within 45 days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act, event, or in the case of a personnel action. Additional information can be found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_file.html.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wich to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339 or (800)845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

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