The Newport Food Pantry reports that they’re getting very low on snack sized food aimed at ensuring Newport area children don’t go to bed or to school hungry.
Newport Food Pantry Manager Katherine Myers reports that school personnel confirm the benefits of feeding hungry school children on the weekends through Operation Snackpacks. Attendance, behavior, and academic performance all improve when students, who live in food challenged homes, receive the nutrition they need. Even with the food the pantry has already collected and purchased for
that program, the still need over 900 single servings of each product they include in the backpacks. Every donation of fruit cups, raisins, juice boxes, canned soup, tuna, and canned meals helps them move closer to their goal to make sure children in Newport do not go to bed, or to school, hungry.
Donations can be dropped off at the pantry, 227 NE 12th Street (Presbyterian Church), Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM until Noon. Food donations can be dropped off 24 hours per day at the Newport Fire Department. We also have food collection containers at the following locations:
* Longview Hills
* Umpqua Bank
* Jan’s Pool Supply
* Habitat for Humanity Restore
* Pacific Homes Beach Club
* 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)
* First Presbyterian Church (1st Sunday of the month).
If your church, business, or civic organization would like to host a drive or collect food on a regular basis, give the Newport Pantry a call at 541-270-0842 and they’ll arrange to get food collection containers to you.