Our annual Food Drive is a shining example of the generosity, kindness, camaraderie, and healthy competitive spirit that characterizes the students, staff and faculty of the College. So we are more excited and determined than ever to support the College in its efforts to help the Linn Benton Food Share in one of its most important fundraising event of the year.
By enthusiastic acclaim, we are continuing our volunteer day at the Food Share facility in Tangent (February 11 at 10AM)*. If you haven’t been able to make it out to one of these events, I can’t say enough about it. Participants work hard, share laughs, and come away deeply fulfilled and even more appreciative of the work that the Food Share does in our community.
And on February 1, we launch our month of fundraising events starting with the Soup Lunch, Bake Sale and Quilt Raffle Ticket Sale. This year, events will be held in both Strand Ag and Richardson to accommodate both sides of campus.
Last year, the College’s efforts raised $17,060.87, equaling 68,243.48 pounds of food for the Linn Benton Food Share earning the campus’ Top Banana prize for the 16th year in a row. Amazing! We will again match the dollar amount of the Department that raises the most money from the Department soup lunch as our personal donation for 2017.
*Saturday, February 11, 10:00-12:00pm
This is a repacking event, which means we will be repackaging 50 pound bags of rice, beans, and oats into 1 pound bags to be distributed across the community. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a sweatshirt as the warehouse does tend to get a little chilly. Partners and children are welcome to participate. If you are interested, please RSVP to Jessica Fitzmorris by February 6 at Jessica.email@example.com or call 7-3161. The Linn Benton Food Share is located at 33747 Looney Lane, Tangent.