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Community Care Initiative, Salvation Army offer free food-box pick-ups this Thursday and Friday, May 21-22 (Photo) - 05/18/20

There are new free food-box opportunities for Clackamas County residents experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19 -- set for this Thursday and Friday (May 21-22, 2020):


Welches
Thursday, May 21
1:30 p.m.

The Community Care Initiative presents a "Free Food Box Drive-Up" for Welches-area residents experiencing food insecurity Thursday, May 21 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the old Dorman Center site (25400 East Salmon River Rd., Welches OR 97067). [ map ] This event is a drive-up only, while supplies last.


Clackamas Town Center
Friday, May 22
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

As part of its "Operation Share Hope," on Friday, May 22, The Salvation Army will serve food boxes Friday, May 22 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Clackamas Town Center (12000 SE 82nd Ave., Happy Valley, OR 97086, on the corner of Monterey Ave. and 82nd). [ map ] For more information visit portland.salvationarmy.org or call 503-794-3199.


Flyers for the Salvation Army and Community Care Initiative food-box pick-ups are attached.


ABOUT THE COMMUNITY CARE INITIATIVE:

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office recently launched a new program to reach seniors and vulnerable residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Community Care Initiative.

The Community Care Initiative (CCI) is a collaborative effort between the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services, FIDO, and the Oregon Food Bank. Under CCI, based out of the Public Safety Training Center in Clackamas, a team of Sheriff's Office and County employees and volunteers contact seniors in Clackamas County and ask if they need food, medicine, or household supplies. Volunteers will pack care boxes and make home deliveries with any needed items.

The Public Safety Training Center in Clackamas serves as a center for assembling care boxes for seniors and other vulnerable populations, as identified by Clackamas County Social Services. In early April, CCI team members started assembling packages of food and supplies from the Oregon Food Bank to deliver throughout the community to those with active needs.

COVID-19 has been a challenge for everyone, but seniors in our community are especially vulnerable. Many are unable to go to the grocery store to buy food and medical supplies, and others are suffering from increased feelings of loneliness as they self-isolate to protect themselves from the virus.


HOW TO CONTACT THE COMMUNITY CARE INITIATIVE:
If you're in need, contact the Community Care Initiative at equests@clackamas.us">CCIrequests@clackamas.us , or call the resource-team phone line Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 503-794-8008. (If you have an emergency need, call 911.)

The Community Care Initiative began with this senior-citizen outreach, and is now expanding to meet other emerging needs in the community.


DONATIONS ACCEPTED:
Donations to support the Community Care Initiative can be made through the non-profit Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation: Go to the CCPOBF's website at https://ccpobf.org , select the "Send Gift to Community Care Initiative (COVID-19)" tab, and follow instructions.


BEWARE OF SCAM CALLS:
An important note for seniors: At no point will anyone calling from the Community Care Initiative ask for your credit card information or ask you to make any payments over the phone. Anyone who wants to donate to the Initiative can visit https://ccpobf.org.


B-ROLL VIDEO AVAILABLE: B-roll video of donated food boxes arriving at the Sheriff's Office Public Safety Training Center, as well as sound bites, can be downloaded from this link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0zo7qg1po6o77j/20200406-CCSOCommunityCareInitiativeFoodBankBroll.mp4?dl=0


Learn more about the Community Care Initiative at https://www.clackamas.us/pstc/cci

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