JULY 1 - All Donations Go To Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank from the Klamath Basin Brewing

Come out and join the Brewers and Blues Against Hunger Tour at the Klamath Basin Brewing Company in Klamath Falls, Oregon on SATURDAY - JULY 1, 2017; show starts at 6:00 pm. All food donations go to Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank .

All Brewers & Blues Food Drive concerts are FREE to the public (general seating - arrive early get a seat!). EVERYONE is invited to bring a non-perishable food donation to help those in need - music and meals can heal.

The Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank - We are happy to accept donations of non-perishable food that are in clean containers with ingredient labels intact. Fresh produce is always welcome. We distribute the freshest, healthiest food possible to our neighbors in need.

For years we have gone above the call of duty ensuring every pound of food collected was stored and distributed by the book. We always receive above average to excellent marks from our inspectors.

Post-dated food
We CAN accept expired food products. Cans = up to 1-year past date, Dry Food = up to 3 months past date. Most food codes are to ensure the freshness of food, not its safety. Food that has passed the date stamp is not automatically "bad."

Baby food/formula
We CAN accept baby food and formula that has not yet reached its expiration date. After the expiration date the nutritive value decreases.

Dented cans
We CAN accept dented cans but cans which have sharp creases, bulges or rust that cannot easily be rubbed off must be discarded. Dents that do not compromise the integrity of the can are okay.

Donations of domestic meat
All domestic meat donations (Cows, hogs, etc.) must be processed in a USDA-certified facility. If there's no USDA stamp on the packaging, we can't accept it. Currently, there are no USDA processing plants for local individuals to take their animals. The food bank is currently working with Diamond S Meats to establish USDA certified facility. If you would like to arrange the donation of an animal please contact the food bank for instructions. Masami Foods has a USDA Inspector on staff and does work with us to inspect our meat donations as they come in.

We are UNABLE to accept unlabeled food or any food packages that do not list every ingredient.

Homemade items
We are UNABLE to accept food that has been canned or preserved at home. We can only distribute food that has been processed by a commercial kitchen or company.

Donations of wild game
We are UNABLE to accept home-processed wild game. Game that has been processed in a state licensed facility may be accepted as a donation and distributed to clients. The Wildlife Transfer Record form should be used to track donations of wild game.

Meat from your freezer
We are UNABLE to accept meat bought at the store and stored any amount of time in your freezer. The concern is the inability to verify the consistent storage temperature of the product.

Thank you so much for thinking of the food bank and understanding these guidelines that keep the food bank, our donors and most importantly, those we serve, safe and healthy.

For more information about the food bank:

Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank
3231 Maywood Dr.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
e-mail: niki@klamathfoodbank.org

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