Oregon Coast Community Action is happy to announce that the Maslow Project will be able to act as an important access point for homeless youth and families through the South Coast Food Share Family Snack Pack Program. The snack packs are designed to provide an emergency source of nutrition to youth and families in need of a helping hand.
Starting this month, the South Coast Food Share, a program of ORCCA, will regularly provide Family Snack Packs to Maslow Project. Head Start and the ORCCA Family Resource Center are the other access points for families. The Maslow Project of Coos County will serve as the depot for prepackaged food parcels designed with the challenges of homeless youth and families in mind. Food distribution to Maslow Project was suspended briefly when it was determined that under the requirements of Feeding America, national food banking organization, the program was not eligible to directly receive and distribute donated food from their network. By special arrangement Maslow Project has agreed to act a depot for the Family Snack Pack Program enabling them to provide provisions to homeless youth and families on behalf the SCFS program.
A single Family Snack Pack is designed to feed an individual for three meals and will have items that are both shelf-stable and ready-to-eat.
The program differs from a current ORCCA program, Share Bear Snack Pack, which provides supplemental, nutritious food to elementary school children on weekends and holidays during the school year.
The Maslow Project is a resource center and outreach program in Coos Bay for youth and families who are in need of help and resources, or who might be homeless. For more information, please call (541) 297-4448 or visit wfall.org/maslow.
Oregon Coast Community Action is a non-profit network of programs that help feed, house, warm and educate the communities of the South Coast. For more information, please call (541) 435-7080 or learn more at www.orcca.us.
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