Umpqua Bank’s local Ambassador-at-large (and Newport Manager) Doug Hunt showed up with a $500 check which was generously awarded to the Newport Food Pantry by Newport Chamber of Commerce member Jean Rowley (purple). Rowley is seen giving the check that she won during a recent Chamber “after-hours” drawing for a favorite charity. Her pick was the Newport Food Pantry which made Pantry Manager Kathy Myers all smiles as she accepted the gift. On the far left is Umpqua Bank Assistant Vice President Amy Peterson who “supervised” the exchange because Doug was much too busy concentrating on looking his best for the camera.
The Newport Food Pantry is getting ready to open and to distribute food to the needy of the Newport area. Myers says the pantry will always need donations as well as good-hearted volunteers to help with the pantry. The Newport Food Pantry is affiliated with Food Share, the overall supply center for emergency food for all of Lincoln County.