Thriftway Helps “Bag Local Hunger”
Thriftway stores in Newport, Lincoln Beach and Toledo joined together this month to Bag Local Hunger in Lincoln County. The three week event raised 4,344 pounds of food for emergency programs throughout the community.
“Although pantries and hot meal sites operate year-round, the need for food assistance increases in the winter months, when seasonal work decreases and the holidays are upon us”, states Nancy Mitchell, Executive Director.
Food Share’s network of partner agencies provides emergency food and hot meals to over 1800 families each month. “We’re grateful for the support of our community Thriftway stores, local shoppers, and for other generous partners such as Bigfoot Beverages, who transported the food to Food Share for distribution to multiple agencies.”
For more information regarding Food Share of Lincoln County, call 541-265-8578 or go online to www.foodsharelincolncounty.org.