Les Schwab Tire Centers of Oregon has partnered with Oregon FFA in a “Drive Away Hunger” Initiative to help raise as much food as possible for those in need.
The initiative will take place during October.
Many Oregonians today are suffering from food insecurity and worry about where their next meal may come from. Since 2008, the Oregon Food Bank has seen the demand for emergency food boxes increase by 44 percent. During October, while the Drive Away Hunger Initiative is happening, FFA members across the state will be doing a variety of service activities to raise as much food and funds as possible. Be on the lookout for activities and collections happening throughout the community.
Donors are encouraged to drop food donations at any Les Schwab Tire Center or local FFA Chapter. Collection bags are being distributed to subscribers of the Wallowa County Chieftain, or pick up a collection bag at Les Schwab Tire Center.
In addition to nonperishable food, the FFA is seeking farm and ranch crop donations. Anyone willing to donate a portion of a food crop, please contact your local FFA chapter or Christa Towery with the Oregon FFA Foundation at email@example.com.
All donations received will be given to the local food pantries in your community. If there is more food donated than can be used in your community, it will be distributed by the Oregon Food Bank to other pantries throughout the state.
Last year the Oregon FFA’s Drive Away Hunger initiative helped raise 510,150 pounds of food which was enough food to provide 382,612 meals.