Portland-Salem Metro Area Food Drive Barrels Overflowing

Dec. 11, 2006 – Donations for the 6th Annual Great Holiday Food drive are pouring in around the Metro Area. Portland and Salem area residents generosity to help those in need is shining through as barrels for the Great Holiday Food Drive are overflowing in areas such as Bales Thriftway off Cedar Mills and EasyStreet Online Services in Beaverton.

Please join us now through Friday, December 15th, as the 6th Annual Great Holiday Food Drive raises food and awareness for the hungry here in the Portland-Salem Metropolitan Area with all donations benefiting Oregon Food Bank and Marion Polk Food Share.

This food drive is different than many others as it has over 25 different Donation Drop Site Locations around the Portland-Salem Metro Area for participants to go and donate food or money for the hungry. In addition, all donors are eligible to enter the Raffle associated with the Great Holiday Food Drive. Prizes range from a free night’s stay at Cannon Beach Ecola Creek Lodge in Cannon Beach to gift certificates, among many other great prizes.

Each Donation Drop Site Location is hosted by a participating Portland-Salem Area Business. The large variety of businesses participating in this event allows donors no matter where they might be in the Portland-Salem Metro Area to participate and donate to the Oregon Food Bank. Many participating businesses are competitors that are working together for the good of our community.

From restaurants such as the Stein Haus in SE Portland, to banks and credit unions such as Sterling Savings and Oregon Community Credit Union, to major supermarkets such as Bales Thriftways, the participating businesses and their corresponding Donation Drop Sites are varied and cover the entire Portland-Salem Metro Area.

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:

* 24 Hour Fitness – Clackamas
* 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
* Pacific University HPC
* Refind Fashion & Home Decor
* Stein Haus
* Sterling Savings
* Synarc
* Technical Imaging Services
* 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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