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Marion Polk Food Share

1,120 lbs Turkey Donation

ON Semiconductor Employees Kick-Off Annual Food Drive Event With Huge Donation

Portland-Salem Metro, Oregon November 25, 2008 -- In support of the 8th Annual Great Holiday Food Drive and its beneficiary, Oregon Food Bank Network, ON Semiconductor employees of Gresham, Oregon donated 56 turkeys totaling 1,120 lbs. These donations were just in time for Thanksgiving food baskets and will help feed many needy families throughout the Portland Metro area this Thanksgiving holiday.

The Great Holiday Food Drive continues through Friday, December 12th raising food and awareness for the hungry here in the Portland-Salem Metropolitan Areas with all donations benefiting Oregon Food Bank and Marion Polk Food Share. There are presently 30 area locations accepting canned food and non-perishable items to feed the needy and raise awareness for the Oregon Food Bank Network and the Marion Polk Food Share.

The donation drop sites are various participating businesses around the metro areas. The variety of businesses and locations participating in this event make it easy for anyone throughout the Portland-Salem Metro area to help fight the war against hunger. Donations may consist of non-perishable foods as well as monetary donations in the form of a check made payable to Oregon Food Bank. The food drive will run for three weeks and end on December 12th so as to get the donations to the local food banks prior to Christmas.

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
- KinderCare
- Meridian Park Radiation Oncology Center
- Neturf
- 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.