About

Our Mission, board members
Offering, with dignity, basic human resources, nutritional education and opportunities for self-sufficiency to people in the crisis of poverty in Woodland, La Center and surrounding rural communities.

Basic Needs First: Woodland Action is a non-profit community action organization that believes in providing basic needs first to individuals, then applying capacity building programs that increase future success.  We have been around for 16 years and have increased the quality of life throughout our community by developing essential programs in distribution of food, personal hygiene, & household items to low-income individuals and families in Clark and Cowlitz counties.

 

Best Practices: We incorporate food bank best practices by offering nontraditional hours & a personal shopping experience intended to empower client choice and reduce waste. We also advocate specifically for providing nutritious and healthy food through our participation in the Healthy Pantry Project through Clark County Food Bank.   

 

Housing & Homelessness: Through a partnership with Housing Opportunities of SW Washington and the City of Woodland, Woodland Action provides emergency housing funding, rental assistance, and overnight emergency shelter options for residents.  Last year over 62 individuals benefited from this program with 20% of those served being crime victims.  Another key program of Woodland Action is The Emergency Supply Program which meets the needs of those in our community who are in transition or without a home.  Woodland Action distributed over $24,363 of emergency supplies which included tents, tarps, sleeping bags, alternative cooking sources, gloves, hats, boots, coats, clothes, household items, and furniture. 

Part of our mission is to be actively engaged in the conversations and solutions for the root causes of hunger.  

We know the root cause of hunger is poverty.

The root cause of poverty has to do with

  • LACK OF LIVING WAGE JOBS

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING/GENTRIFICATION

  • INCOME INEQUALITY

  • INFLATION/COST OF LIVING

  • HEALTHCARE COSTS.

 

 

Woodland Action is committed to being culturally competent and understanding of needs with our diverse clientele, while operating with integrity and respect for those who fund us, rely on us, and give us their time.
 

Woodland Action Brochure
 

OUR TEAM

Volunteer Coordinator

volunteers@woodlandaction.org

Employment Navigation Specialist

hello@woodlandaction.org

OUR BOARD

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY?

Become a Board Member, We Need YOU!

Our Board meets every fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.  

Visitors and community members are welcome to attend.  

Contact our Board Chair DeeAnna Holland

deeanna.holland@woodlandaction.org