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Feeding Umpqua at United Community Action Network

Our Feeding Umpqua program addresses hunger and nutrition needs in Douglas County. Feeding Umpqua provides food to a network of local pantries and kitchens. In addition, Feeding Umpqua runs the Outpost, taking food to remote places in the County, and offers Food Hero @ The Farmers’ Market.


The Outpost provides food in:

  • Days Creek-first and third full weeks on Tuesdays
  • Camas Valley-first and third full weeks on Thursdays
  • Elkton-second and fourth full weeks on Wednesdays
  • Diamond Lake-second full week on Fridays (Spring-Fall)

If you live in or near one of these places, you can stop by and pick up fresh produce and fruit, packaged, and dry goods from our Outpost.

Food Hero @ The Farmers’ Market offers your children fun activities while they learn about healthy eating. We provide tasty fruits and veggies to your children, like blueberries and carrots fresh from the farm. We run the program during the summer at both the Umpqua Valley and Canyonville Farmers’ Markets.

To Qualify

Pantries: You can get food at any pantry, including the Outpost, as long as you meet income guidelines.

Kitchens: Kitchens provide meals to anyone who comes when meals are served.

Food Hero @ The Farmers’ Market: All children are welcome to join in the fun at this program.

The Process

For those who would like to get food from the Outpost or another pantry:

1. Upon arrival, let staff know that you meet the income guidelines.

2. Staff may ask you a few questions to help the pantry better plan to meet needs.

3. Staff may offer you a card to use to get pantry food, but you don’t need to have a card to get food.

4. Most pantries allow you to select the foods you want. The only limit may be on the number of items of a specific type which you can take.

Pantries also often have food to help meet special diet needs. Check with your local pantry to find out how they can help you meet your needs!

If you would like food from a kitchen:

1. Just show up when the kitchen is open.

2. The kitchen may provide hot or cold meals.

3. Some kitchen meals can be eaten at the kitchen. You can take other meals home.

4. Some kitchens can make meals to meet some special diet needs.

5. You can call the kitchen ahead of time to find out how they are operating.