I hope you all had a good Memorial Day. As the economy begins to open up, we see good signs but we are unable at this time to commit to bringing back additional people. Although there is not much to update, I’ll have a zoom call to answer any questions. See you then.
Topic: Thursday Get-together Zoom Meeting
Time: May 28, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 985 4005 3380
Below is valuable information from State Representative, Cheri Helt.
If you are in need of immediate assistance or need to access food resources, the Oregon Food Bank has set up a website with locations here in Bend offering free groceries, meals and produce.
You can visit https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/find-help/find-food/ to find one near you. They are also available to help by phone between 9AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday at (503) 505-7061.
If you have children between the ages of 0 and 18, the Bend-La Pine School District is offering free Grab and Go meals at 10 different locations throughout Bend, La Pine and Sunriver. Adults can also purchase a meal for $4. They are offering breakfast, lunch and dinner options for pick-up, between 10:30AM and 12PM. I have included locations below:
- Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson School, 437 NW Wall St, Bend
- Bend Senior High School, 230 NE Sixth St., Bend
- Elk Meadow Elementary School, 60880 Brookswood Blvd., Bend
- Ensworth Elementary School, 2150 NE Dagget Lane, Bend
- La Pine High School, 51633 Coach Road, La Pine
- Mountain View High School, 2755 NE 27th St., Bend
- Pilot Butte Middle School, 1501 NE Neff Road, Bend
- R.E. Jewell Elementary School, 20550 Murphy Rd, Bend
- Three Rivers School, 56900 Enterprise Drive, Sunriver
- Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School, 1101 NW 12th St, Bend
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is also offer food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. To find out more information, or to apply for SNAP, visit https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-food.
In case you are in need of housing assistance, you can visit NeighborImpact’s website for resources. They offer various services including rent assistance and foreclosure prevention. You can visit their website at https://www.neighborimpact.org/housing-help/.
For additional resources, including access to child care, you can also call 2-1-1.
We understand that this can be an incredibly stressful time for you and your family. Lines for Life has many resources for different age groups and they are more than happy to help you through this crisis. If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you are 55 or older and feeling isolated or just want to have a friendly conversation, call the Senior Loneliness Line at 503-200-1633. If you are 21 or younger and want support for any problem, big or small, call YouthLine at 1-877-968-8491 or text teen2teen to 839863.
Additionally, we know that getting addiction support and accessing recovery services can be incredibly difficult at this time. Oregon Recovers and Google have partnered up to set up the Oregon Recovery Network. Use this resource to find a virtual meeting, talk to someone, seek financial resources, find local access to treatment, find help for a loved one, or simply if want tips for staying healthy.
Please update us and let us know how you are doing and if you have finally received the benefits you need.