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1st Annual Great Holiday Food Drive

On December 19th, 2001, from 7am to 7pm, NETurf held the 1st Annual Great Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. During the 12-hour event, over 370 pounds of food were raised and donated to feed the hundreds of hungry families in Oregon.

Although the event's goal to fill a 20' box truck in the 12-hour period was not realized, the event was extremely successful in raising a large donation of food and raising the awareness of the need for food locally here in Oregon. Tara Wilkinson from the Oregon Food Bank stated that she received a great response from the media calling about the food drive. She expressed her gratitude to NETurf for helping to raise the awareness of the Oregon Food Bank and the continuing need for local food drives to help support the food bank efforts.

NETurf decided that an event such as this was needed, especially after 9/11. With so much support nationally going to the victims of 9/11, it's easy to forget the needs here at home. Many local Portland residents showed up for the food drive to donate and show their support. While many people brought bags and boxes of food, one couple was kind enough to show their support by bringing hot chocolate for the food drive volunteers. The volunteers all stated that they had a great time helping out the local community and really enjoyed meeting so many local area residents, all while supporting a great cause, the Oregon Food Bank

ATTENTION BUSINESSES
Plan Ahead & Co-Sponsor the Great Holiday Food Drive

Coming Fall 2018, 11th Annual Great Holiday Food Drive

It's never too early to start planning for next year, especially the need to fight hunger! We look forward to your support next year for our 2018 Portland-Salem Metro-Wide 11th Annual Great Holiday Food Drive taking place from December 3 through December 21, 2018. Keep an eye out here for the latest news on our 2018, 11th Annual event.

Signup to be a Donation Drop Site Location. Allow your business to be an official Donation Drop Site for the 11th Annual Great Holiday Food Drive. It only requires about 3-4 sq ft of space for a donation collection barrel. We'll take care of the barrel drop-off and pick-up so there's no work on your end other than donating some space. We'll do all the work for you! There's many benefits to getting involved:

  • Be Proactive and Involved in your Local Community
  • Raise Awareness for Hunger in Oregon
  • Receive a Listing and Link to your business website from the Great Holiday Food Drive
  • Get to Know Local Consumers you might not otherwise reach

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