Thursday, April 14, 2011
BULK REPACK AT THE OREGON FOOD BANK
Together with other community volunteers, our team packed 7,880 pounds of bulk oats into 2 pound family size bags. According to the Oregon Food Bank, this amount is a new all time record! The total amount represented 12,123 individual meals, meaning that each of us packed 296 meals for neighbors who aren't sure where their next meal will come from. Many small tasks came together to achieve this success. Our multi-age group cooperated in roles as scoopers, baggers, weighers, twist tiers, boxers, and pallet movers. In Oregon and Clark County, Washington, an estimated 240,000 people eat from an emergency food box in an average month. We look forward to volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank again in May and July!
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