“It’s a call to action,” says Nancy Smith, Food Share Director. “The severity of food insecurity in Lincoln County is stunning. We need your help and there are a variety of ways for you to make a difference.”
On September 1, the Board of Commissioners will issue a Proclamation against Hunger and announce a two-week Lincoln County Employee Food Drive.
The County Haulers are making it easy for you to help feed the hungry. Each of the sanitary companies; Thompson’s, Dahl Toledo, Dahl Waldport and North Lincoln Sanitary are again
staging a Haulers’ County Wide Food Drive during their routes. In Thompson’s words, it’s a chance to “trash hunger.” Each of you can participate on your regular service day by placing a bag of healthy, non-perishable food items beside your cart. Your local hauler will pick it up and bring it to Food Share. The drive is from Sept. 20th to Sept. 24th.
September and every month is an excellent time to donate jewelry you no longer wears for our winter fundraiser, Be Jeweled. Call Food Share to find a drop site near you. A few pieces of your donated jewelry could feed a family of four for several days.
On September 28th, you can attend a Beginning Meditation workshop at 6:30 at the Newport Public Library. Learn to meditate and reduce stress in your life. Nourish your soul and help feed the hungry. Suggested donation for this class is $20 but no one will be turned away. All proceeds benefit Food Share.
Food Share of Lincoln County was founded in 1982 to address the hunger problem in Lincoln County. It supplies seven local pantries, three meal sites and five supplemental agencies in the county. An estimated 15% of the population received some assistance from our agency last year.
Food Share serves approximately 3,500 pantry clients a month.
Participate in the activities of Hunger Action month. Visit your local pantry and donate your time or food. Make a tax-deductible monetary contribution. Call Food Share at 541-265-8578 or visit on-line at www.foodsharelincolncounty.org.
“We exist so no one will be hungry,” says Smith. “In an ideal world we won’t need to be here but until then we all have to work together.”Share on Facebook