REDMOND, Ore. — Hayden Homes surprised The Giving Plate with a $25,0000 donation in support of their mission of feeding our neighbors in need. Additionally, the funds will support The Giving Plate’s strategic organizational initiatives needed to ensure they can continue providing food to those in need, such as offering home delivery services.
“We recognize the very real fact that many in our own community are facing hunger and food insecurity every day and even more so now with the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Hayden Watson, Chairman of Hayden Homes. “We appreciate having a local resource, like The Giving Plate, that is committed to ensuring those in our community have access to the basic need of food and nutrition.”
Between 2010 to date, The Giving Plate has distributed 4 million pounds of food in Central Oregon and is currently the only food bank in Oregon that has a youth-specific food bank, Kid’s Korner. The Giving Plate provided 8,697 food bags of nutrient-dense food to children in 2019 through Kid’s Korner food pantry, which is separate from the family monthly food boxes. Nearly 85% of the guests that visit The Giving Plate do not qualify as homeless. They have homes and jobs—yet they are living paycheck to paycheck doing their best to make ends meet.
“At The Giving Plate, we are experiencing a fairly substantial increase in need for food-relief services compared to 2019,” said Ranae Staley, Executive Director of The Giving Plate. “The Coronavirus pandemic threw a curveball that none of us expected, but in the midst of the chaos and increased need, we have seen such beauty and generosity from our community. Hayden Homes is a part of that beauty. In addition to this donation, they have faithfully packed our Kid’s Korner bags for us every Tuesday during COVID-19. We couldn’t be more grateful for the support that Hayden Homes has provided us. Together we are fighting hunger and feeding hope.”
Hayden Homes is grateful for the work our community partners, like The Giving Plate, do each day. We believe the best way to truly thank them is to reflect on our relationship and expand the shared values that help us build a stronger community, together.
About Hayden Homes
Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has provided over 17,000 new homes to price conscious, value-driven homebuyers in underserved, secondary markets throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately-owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.
Hayden Homes exists to Give As You Go™, so together we build a strong community, and lead fulfilled lives. Hayden Homes has contributed 3.25 billion dollars to local economies and has created more than 69,000 jobs since the company’s inception. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 24.2 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided over 80 deserving and capable families throughout the Pacific Northwest with a safe, healthy affordable home and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home.