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Great Holiday Food Drive - Founded 2001

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Since 2001, the Great Holiday Food Drive has raised well over the equivalent of 69,106 lbs of food for the Oregon Food Bank Network and the hungry they feed. The idea for the annual event started back in 2001 just after September 11th. The goal of the drive was to do our part, however small, to help those in need in our community.

The drive grew tremendously for the first few years. We started with one main location and one additional drop location across Portland. The last year before hiatus until 2016 we had over 30 Portland-Salem Metro Area drop locations! If you wish to see each year's individual results, please select the year from the menu.

Be sure to visit the 2002 page to see our record year. With help from local businesses such as West Linn Thriftway, United Grocers, Penninsula Truck Lines, and many more, the 2nd Annual Great Holiday Food Drive brought in a record 29,836 pounds of food!

If you presently have an idea of how you would like to help us grow and beat our record year, please contact us.

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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