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Together we are making an impact in our community in the midst of the crisis. Check out this Outreach Update from Pastor Steve to be encouraged and find out how to keep helping. Thank you, Westside!

There are a number of hard-working organizations out there tirelessly working to make sure no one goes hungry during this difficult time. If you have food to spare, you can help out by donating food in a socially-distant way:

The Giving Plate is offering a drive-up style food box service. Support them by donating non-perishable food at a drop site near you:

  • OnTap – 1424 NE Cushing Drive, Bend (11-4 Any day)
  • D&S Hydraulics – 373 SE Bridgeford Blvd, Bend (11-4 Monday through Friday)
  • Bend Cider Co. – 64649 Wharton Avenue, Bend (11-4 Any day)

The Shepherd’s House serves prepackaged meals and other supplies Monday – Friday for anyone in need. You can support them by donating non-perishable food items, pre-made food bags, and fresh produce using their drive-through drop-off service:

  • Drop-off between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday-Friday at 1854 NE Division St. Bend.
  • See a full list of ways you can help here.

Text ih365 to 313131 to receive text notifications to your phone for updates on how to help as needs arise throughout the crisis. Below you’ll find resources for kids, information on how to help, community resources, and a real-time list of outreach opportunities that are updated frequently—so check in often!

Updated 4.21.20

As our city is struggling,  many of you have asked how you can help. We are actively working every day to provide both hope and help to our community. Here are some ways for us to stay connected and aware.

We will be utilizing our website, westsidechurch.org, more and more to list new digital ways to connect and grow in our faith together during this challenging time.

We are continuing to help with needs in our community through our monthly Food Program and active support of community organizations. Thank you for your ongoing generosity, it’s making a difference. To hear about specific needs and opportunities to help, simply sign up for our IHEART365 texting line by texting ih365 to the number 313131.  We will utilize this existing ministry to text out needs and opportunities.

Pandemic Partners-Bend Facebook page is a great, community page filled with needs and people organically meeting them. Be sure and check out WhatIfWeCould.com to find up-to-date information on how to help and donate to organizations on the ground floor.

The Central Oregon Resource Directory (CORD) provides a list of food banks, doctors and pharmacies, unemployment offices, senior care agencies, housing help, and more from Warm Springs to La Pine.

Westside Church-Community Facebook page is a great place for us to start to connect as a faith community as well.

If you know of needs, or need help yourself, please call (541) 382-7504 or contact us

We are committed to you and to our community for the duration of this global crisis. Let’s stand together, and support one another and our city. 

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