After over 8 amazing months of serving the central Oregon community, the Redmond Cares program will be ending its services with our last food box delivery on January 8th. As we head into the new year we must repurpose the Redmond Cares space to transition back to a space for students. It has been such a great honor to serve our community and humbling to see the amount of love and generosity that has been poured into this program. For all this we are eternally grateful.
To those who have utilized this program: We have been so honored to serve the wonderful people of our community. We want to make sure that you are connected with other programs that are providing food during this time.
For those of you who will continue to need food and resource support please see the links below that list all available food pantry options in your area. We are sorry that we will no longer be able to accommodate your needs, however, we trust that you will find support from the agencies listed:
In the last 8 months we have been able to provide over 1000+ food and resource boxes to families in need. We have served over 4,400 individuals since our inception and provided over 28,000 individual meals.
The Redmond Cares program was created by Redmond Proficiency Academy staff as a way to support the community we love during a time of need. RPA was able to utilize the school building while empty as a way to continue serving our community even during distance learning. In addition to donating their time, RPA staff helped to fund the program and donate needed resources. We are so thankful for all the RPA staff members that gave so generously to make this program a success.
In addition to the RPA staff, the success of Redmond Cares would not have been possible without the generosity and support from our community partners. We are so thankful for all who contributed to Redmond Cares. We want to extend a heartfelt thanks to the following community partners: Jerry Newell and the team at Safeway, Travis Browning and Jeff Ludeman and the team at First Interstate Bank, Amber Wilson and the team at Umpqua Bank, Diana Barker and her team at Windermere and Paul Rodby and the team at McDonalds, Brett and Cara from Estele NB Inc. who generously donated $5,000 to the program, as well as, the Bishop family who donated $1000 to our GoFundMe page, Camp Tamarack, and of course all the other individuals who generously donated funds, products and services.
To everyone who developed, participated in, and contributed to Redmond Cares we are filled with gratitude and send our well wishes for this upcoming year. The Central Oregon community is lucky to have such amazing and generous organizations and individuals who give so much to improve the lives of others.