April is the month that Washington Federal hosts a food drive for the Newport Food Pantry emergency food program for the city plus patrons have a chance to win one of five very nice prizes.
During April, when you visit Washington Federal and drop a can of food into the Food Pantry barrel, you receive an entry into the drawing. Prizes include a one year subscription to the News Times, a beautiful painted bowl from Earthworks Gallery, $20 gift certificate from Sand Bar & Grill, a special coffee mug & gift card from Dutch Brothers Coffee and a gorgeous glass float from Edge Art Gallery.
Food items such as peanut butter, canned tuna are especially needed. The drawing will take place on May 1st.
Food donations can also be dropped off 24 hours per day at the Newport Fire Department. The Newport Food pantry also has food collection containers at Longview Hills, Umpqua Bank, Jan’s Pool Supply, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Walmart, Pacific Homes Beach Club, Newport City Police Department, Elizabeth Street Inn, Best For Hearing, South Beach Christian Fellowship, Nazarene Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atonement Lutheran, Newport Foursquare, First Baptist Church (1st Sunday of the month), and First Presbyterian Church (1st Sunday of the month). Newport Food Pantry also accepts food donations at its headquarters on 12th Street, immediately behind the First Presbyterian Church.
If your church, business, or civic organization would like to host a drive or collect food on a regular basis, give Newport Food Pantry a call at 541-270-0842 and they will arrange to get food collection containers to you.