September 2018


Wednesday, September 5 

11:30   Free Lunch

  1:00   Food Pantry

      12:30   Clothes Closet

Saturday, September 15

10:00   Food Pantry

         9:30   Clothes Closet

Wednesday, September 19

11:30   Free Lunch

 BINGO follows lunch

September is Hunger Action Month – Every action feeds the human spirit

In September, you can help raise awareness for people experiencing hunger


August 31, 2018 – Did you know that 260,000 people in Oregon and Clark County, Washington experience hunger and eat food from a pantry every month?

Since the mid-1970s, Oregon Food bank has offered food and support to people struggling to make ends meet. As communities changed, so did Oregon Food Bank, shifting focus to develop a more equitable food distribution system and improve health through access to fresh food and education. We believe that hunger starves the human spirit.

September is Hunger Action Month, and your action can feed the human spirit.

“Oregon Food Bank is dedicated to ensuring that no one goes hungry today, that Oregon becomes the first state without hunger and that people experiencing hunger are at the center of all we do,” says Susannah Morgan, Oregon Food Bank CEO. Oregon Food Bank focuses on distributing fresh produce and nutritious meal-building components through a network of 355 food assistance sites in the Portland Metro Area. “Food is available to anyone who needs it, and we strive to offer foods to suit the diverse, cultural makeup of our beautiful communities.”

We believe food solves hunger today, and community solves hunger tomorrow. Cooking, gardening and nutrition education programs are offered to help people acquire skills and improve resiliency. Through a partnership with health care providers, patients at risk of hunger are identified and connected to resources. Guidance from Oregon Food Bank has helped communities around the state build their own local food systems.

We seek a future where everyone has enough to eat and can lead full lives. Advocates engage policy makers on a local, state and federal level about issues impacting the root causes of hunger, including historical and persistent systemic inequity. People experiencing hunger are encouraged and supported in telling their story which helps reduce stigma.

There are many ways the community can help raise the awareness of hunger during September and beyond.

Make a donation online as a Monthly Sustainer

·Organize a food drive

·Sign up for a volunteer shift

·Partner with Oregon Food Bank through

 your business

·Engage on social media using our toolkit

·Share your personal experience with food   insecurity

·And many more actions!

This nationwide movement will have a lasting impact and your involvement brings greater attention to the issue of hunger. With support of First Tech, Fred Meyer, KOIN-TV, local partners and YOU, it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes… because no one should be hungry.

Take action against hunger by donating, volunteering, advocating or engaging at Help us reach the goal of 260,000 actions — one action on behalf of each person who accesses a food pantry in a month. Every action feeds the human spirit. (Article from Oregon Food Bank)

    Enfamil Formula

We have a new supply of Enfamil Infant formula for newborns.    If you have a new baby, check it out!


  Holiday Family Picture Sign-up

Check your calendars and sign up this month for your “free” holiday family portrait.  Photo day is Saturday, November 17th from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m.  William Downs Photography will be taking your family portrait. To see his work, check out the landscape photos in the hall by the pantry.

  Sign up sheet is at the registration table.  

Paper Bags..................

The pantry needs paper bags.   If you have some you would like to share, turn them in to the enrollment table.

There are tomatoes available for you in the garden in front of the food pantry.    Help yourself.

Looking for an interesting Bible Study.    Beginning Tuesday, September 11th a women’s study will begin in the “Mooberry Room.”   The study will last six weeks and we will be studying  twelve women in the Bible.   Study starts at 10:00 a.m. and lasts one hour.     Bonnie Larsen, Carol Blackwell and Joanne Dempsey will be facilitating.   Sign up with Bonnie (in the Clothes Closet), or Carol (at the scale) or Joanne at the sign in table.

EVERY Monday Night is “Crafter Night”.    The group meets in the Mooberry Room at 7:00 p.m.    Everyone is invited!!!    Mooberry Room is located next to pantry building.   

In the pantry this week:

Frozen Fruit

Dehydrated Plums

Queso Cheese (for dipping)

Frozen entrees (lasagna, etc)

Check out the Clothes Closet.....lots of new items!!!!