Information provided by Newport Food Pantry
It’s been a busy month at the pantry. We distributed roughly 4,000 more pounds of food in November than we did in October. Newport residents have been very generous helping us keep the shelves full of food.
We love any donation but especially need peanut butter, canned meats, canned soups, canned ready to eat chili and stew, cereal and oatmeal, flour, and dried milk.
Our collection containers are in many convenient locations including Walmart, Best For Hearing, Jan’s Pool Supply, Elizabeth Street In, Habitat For Humanity Restore, Newport Police Department, Animal Medical Care (pet food), Umpqua Bank, South Beach Christian Fellowship, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Atonement Lutheran Church, Church of the Nazarene, Longview Hills, Pacific Homes Beach Club, and, of course, Newport Fire Department where food and donations can be dropped off 24 hours per day. We’ll also have bins at the Festival of Trees event at the Best Western all next week.
Now that winter is here, fresh produce is at a premium so, if your garden is still producing, I’ll be happy to receive anything at the pantry Tuesday thru Saturday. Vegetables and fruits fly off the shelves when they are available because it’s the only opportunity many have to enjoy those items.
A big thank you goes out to everyone in Newport who gave so generously in November, including those who brought us some frozen turkeys. You’ve helped make this holiday period more pleasant for some very grateful families.
Newport Food Pantry
227 NE First Street