Story from the United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties
The Coastal Range Food Bank & Trading Post is aptly-named; it sits at the intersection of Nashville Road, Summit Highway and Logsden Road in Blodgett/Nashville, Oregon. It was the Nashville General Store many years ago—the kind that stocked all the food staples /gasoline and served as a gathering place for news from the logging communities.
Today, with financial help from Lincoln County’s United Way, it’s a place where people in need can select food to fill their shopping carts. It still represents an old fashioned kind of place, stocked with food staples, a Trading Post, and a welcoming atmosphere.
“This place has been a blessing for us, “says Megan, chatting with Mike a volunteer. Megan, who is looking for work pushes a grocery cart slowly through the aisles picking out food that will get her seven-person family through the rest of the month. Megan and her family—like all the other 315 people once a month—benefit from our services which is made in part possible by United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties.
The Coastal Range Food Bank is not only meeting the emergency needs of the area’s residents, but continues to serve as a meeting place where neighbors gather and community thrives.