Douglas County Food Warehouse and Distribution Center
UCAN plays a critical role in addressing hunger in Douglas County. We operate the food warehouse and distribution center for the County. We obtain food from numerous sources, store it and distribute it to various partner agencies. The Oregon Food Bank supplies USDA commodities. Many local food retailers provide fresh, nutritious foods, such as dairy, produce and breads. Local farmers often donate fruits and veggies. And many community organizations and members organize food drives and donate food collected to UCAN.
Residents can eat meals at local kitchens, and obtain food boxes at local pantries. We serve pantries in Drain, Glendale, Glide, Myrtle Creek, Reedsport, Roseburg, Riddle, Sutherlin, Winston and Yoncalla. We serve a total of six kitchens, with locations in Drain, Sutherlin and Roseburg.UCAN is currently directly providing food to residents of Douglas County's more remote communities through use of our mobile pantry. Locations served by the Outpost Mobile Pantry include: Days Creek, Camas Valley, Elkton, and Diamond Lake.
We also offer a number of nutrition programs in Douglas County. We provide demonstrations where residents can try out healthy foods. We support Food Hero @ The Farmer's Market programming at several local farmers' markets. Participating children have fun engaging with local food producers. Kids get to talk directly with farmers, play educational games, enjoy tasty samples of local food, and experience new fruits and veggies. They also obtain vouchers allowing them to pick out their own healthy food and obtain "passports" stamps which they turn in for prizes. Another program we offer is Cooking Matters. Residents participating in this program learn to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget. Lessons cover meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition.