Oregon Businesses Winning the War Against Hunger
Portland-Salem Metro Area food drive event kicks off with a BANG!
Portland-Salem Metro, Oregon December 2, 2008 -- ON Semiconductor employees of Gresham, Oregon started the 8th Annual Great Holiday Food Drive event off with a BANG donating 56 turkeys totaling 1,120 lbs just in time for Thanksgiving. This donation helped feed many needy families throughout the Portland Metro area during the Thanksgiving holiday!
The 8th annual event is happening now through Friday, December 12th, raising food and awareness for the hungry here in the Portland-Salem Metropolitan Area with all donations benefiting Oregon Food Bank and Marion Polk Food Share.
The donation drop sites include Oregon Community Credit Union Branches here in Portland & Salem, all 9 Arbor Custom Homes Neighborhoods around the Portland Metro area, Deschutes Brewery in NW Portland among many other locations around the Portland-Salem metropolitan areas. Those wishing to donate and help fight hunger are urged to visit their local donation drop site and donate canned food goods. A full list location drop sites can be found online at http://www.food-drive.com.
Over the last 7 years, the Annual Great Holiday Food Drive has raised over 64,305 lbs of food for Oregon Food Bank Network. Each year the donations raised steadily grow. Last year with help and support from the Portland & Salem communities, the Great Holiday Food Drive raised the equivalent of 11,739 lbs of food for the hungry here in the Portland-Salem Metro area of Oregon. This was an increase of 10% in donations over prior year totals! The goal this year is to increase donations by another 10% and raise over 12,915 lbs!
The food banks are always short on food during the holiday season regardless of economic situations and hardships. However, due to some of the toughest financial times our country has seen in decades, food shortages are at epidemic proportions. The Great Holiday Food Drive, along with local businesses throughout Portland & Salem are doing their part to fight the war on hunger.
Thanks go to the following Co-Sponsors of this year's event:
- America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
- Arbor Custom Homes
- Beaver Creek Armory
- Curves Wilsonville
- Deschutes Brewery
- Easy Street Online Services
- Meridian Park Radiation Oncology Center
- ON Semiconductor
- Oregon Community Credit Union
- Park Ave Village
- Rain Salon
- The Little Gym of Beaverton
- The Little Gym of Lake Oswego
To learn how you can get involved or make a donation online or at an Official Donation Drop Site, please go to http://www.food-drive.com or call (503) 656-3875.