The food barrels are all picked up and the food has been weighed by the Oregon Food Bank. We collected a total of 953 lbs of food. This food will translate into 20 emergency food boxes. One emergency food box can feed a family of four for 3 to 5 days.
We should all be proud of these results. We have far exceeded our goal of 500lbs of food. Thank you so much for your participation and enthusiasm. We hope to make this an annual event at TIS.
Please look for information about this event next year too. If you would like to chair this event next year please let me know.
Also, do keep in mind that hunger is a year round problem and we can all continue to help in many different ways though our food drive has ended. Please visit the Oregon food bank website to learn more www.oregonfoodbank.org.
Binny Arcot and Jamie Anderson