6th Annual Great Holiday Food Drive Begins Friday December 1st

Nov. 28, 2006 – Community and business participation in the 2006, 6th Annual Great Holiday Food Drive is growing at a phenomenal rate. Large business and corporate participation will likely make the 2006 event one of the largest collections of donations in the event’s six year history! With this announcement, we’re proud to welcome Wonder Bread & Hostess Cake Retail Outlets and Oregon Community Credit Union.

Over the past five years the Great Holiday Food Drive has raised over 42,000 lbs of food for the Oregon Food Bank! Last year, our 5th Annual Event ranked in the Top 5% of over 1,000 food drives across Oregon to raise food and awareness for Oregon Food Bank! This year, we’re looking to beat last year’s collection of over 10,000 lbs!

This December 1 – 15, 2006, you can drop off your donations at over 20 different Donation Drop Site Locations around the Portland-Salem Metro Area making it quick and easy to donate to Oregon Food Bank. Find a location near you at http://food-drive.com.

When you donate at a Drop Site Location, you’ll be eligible to enter the Raffle to win one of several great prizes; including a Weekend Night Stay in Cannon Beach courtesy of Cannon Beach Ecola Creek Lodge!

We’re always looking for additional sponsors and businesses to be designated Donation Drop Site Locations. If you have an interest in assisting, please Contact Us.

From restaurants such as the Stein Haus in SE Portland, to mortgage companies such as Mortgage Design Group in Lake Oswego/Tualatin, to major supermarkets such as Bales Thriftway in West Linn & Cedar Hills or Beaumont Market in NE Portland, among many more, the participating businesses and their corresponding Donation Drop Sites are varied and cover the entire Portland Metro Area. No matter where you live in the Portland Metro Area, we have a donation site close to accept your donation to Oregon Food Bank.

This type of large cooperative function is rather rare in the business world, yet shows how local businesses care to get involved in their community and make a difference.

Thanks go to the following Co-Sponsors of this year’s event:

* Bales Thriftway
* Beaumont Market
* Cannon Beach Ecola Creek Lodge
* Easy Street
* Elegant Catering
* Gresham Obstetrics and Gynecology PC
* Johns Frame Shop
* Lamb’s Palisades Thriftway
* Landmark Apartments
* Mortgage Design Group
* Oregon Community Credit Union
* Refind Fashion & Home Decor
* Stein Haus
* Sterling Savings
* The Yards at Union Station
* Tuff Shed
* Whole Foods Market
* Wonder Bread & Hostess Cake Retail Outlets

To learn how you can get involved or make a donation at an Official Donation Drop Site, please go to http://food-drive.com or call (503) 656-3875.

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