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Helping with Hunger in our Area

I’m sure most of you know we have two Senior Meal Sites and the North County Food Bank in our area.
The two Senior Meal Sites are located in Nehalem and Rockaway Beach.
This is some information I copied off the Senior Meal WebSite in Rockaway Beach:
Who We Serve
Our goal is to provide senior citizens in the area with a place to congregate, socialize, be entertained, and have access to an appetizing and nutritious dining experience. We serve senior citizens in North Tillamook County. Our patrons come from Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Brighton, Nedonna, Rockaway Beach, Twin Rocks, Barview, Garibaldi and from unincorporated areas of the North County. Our target population is senior citizens, with a special dedication to seniors who are home bound. For those people who are unable to come to the meal site, we deliver a freshly prepared, complete packaged meal, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Many of these homebound are not able to shop; thus, we also deliver additional frozen meals and snacks, so they have meals for six days of the week. This Meal Site in Rockaway Beach is open from 11:30 to 12:30, at the Catholic Church Dining Hall. This year, 2023 they are on track to serve about 13,000 meals. This comes out to a little over 240 meals per week! They ask for a donation of $4 per meal, but it is not required. $20 would provide 5 meals for our Seniors. You can help by sending a check to Meals for Seniors, Inc., PO Box 852, Rockaway Beach, Oregon, 97130.

Nehalem Senior Lunches are provided at the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church. Meals here are $5, and again, no one is turned away. This is information I copied off the Nehalem Senior Lunches website:
Senior Lunches
Nehalem Senior Lunches provides lunch for people to dine in-house for community and conversation, pick up, or delivery to home bound folks. Request $5 donation per meal.
Hours:Tuesdays/Thursdays noon to 1
(Call the church office at (503) 368-5612 to order pick up or request delivery). Your contribution to this cause can be sent to Nehalem Senior Lunches, PO Box 156, Nehalem, Oregon 97131

The North Tillamook County Food Bank located in Wheeler is a huge help to our local families. Not only do they provide food but also have a clothing bank. Here is some information from their website:

Click the button to donate online by debit/credit card or using your PayPal account. You will have to go to their website to do this.
Financial donations enable us to purchase wholesome food at wholesale prices from the Oregon Food Bank and local grocers.
You can also send checks made out to “North County Food Bank”:
North County Food Bank
P.O. Box 162
Wheeler, OR 97147
We will send you a donation acknowledgement for your tax records.
If you would like to make a gift of appreciated stock, please contact us for wire transfer information.
Information about the Clothing Bank is as follows:
You are welcome to bring donations of food, gently used clean clothing and shoes, and hygiene items during open hours at the Food Bank. We are currently open from 12 pm – 3 pm on Tuesdays.
We especially appreciate donations of non-perishables, such as peanut butter, dry pasta, soups, canned fruit and vegetables, beans, rice, and other staples.
For clothing, we especially need men’s work clothes (jeans and work shirts—not business clothes), practical shoes for men and women, leggings/yoga pants for women, and clothes and shoes for children. We need children’s toys and stuffed animals, as well as sheets, blankets, and towels.
If you can’t make it on a Tuesday with your donation, contact us and we’ll arrange a pick up. Contact information: If you have any questions or comments, please contact us via email or phone.


(503) 368-7724 (messages only)
Please note the North County Food Bank will be providing all the trimmings and a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving.
The Rockaway Beach Lions will be serving about 22 families for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. They would love a donation sent to Lions, PO Box 611, Rockaway Beach, Oregon 97136.

If you’ve read all through this you probably deserve something, but for right now let’s concentrate on helping and donating what we can to our neighbors and their families for the holiday season. Thanks very much! Patty