Message from Newport Food Pantry
What a week Lincoln County has experienced! We are so grateful that no one was hurt during the fire that destroyed Umpqua Bank. Located next door, we had the opportunity to watch the wonderful firefighters contain the damage. That tragedy was followed by the heavy snow that has left people without power for days. I am in awe of the spirit that this community exhibits during these times. Even those who walked blocks through the snow to come to the pantry on Tuesday did so without complaint, just grateful to obtain some food to take home to their children.
Quite a number of people who come to the pantry have limited cooking and storage facilities so we are attempting to expand the selection of canned vegetables. We currently have corn, green beans, and carrots. We’d love to add peas, mixed vegetables, black eyed peas, okra, and spinach to the variety. Any canned product, especially tomatoes, with low sodium helps those on restricted diets. I’m happy to say that our shelf stable meat selection is expanding as people are donating canned chicken and sardines. Those products are especially helpful for those living in motels and campers. Applesauce is in short supply. And it continues to be difficult to keep canned pineapple stocked.
Food donations can be dropped off here at the pantry Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM, and Saturday morning until noon. If hours and/or pantry location aren’t convenient for you, many wonderful organizations and businesses keep our food collection containers on site. For a complete list, go to http://newportfoodpantry.org and click on the donate link. We also purchase some food and have regular expenses that need to be met. Join our Hunger Action Monthly team by downloading the form at http://newportfoodpantry.org/HAM.pdf.
A big thank you to everyone for your generous support.
Newport Food Pantry