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Donations accepted for National Hunger Month

Food items may be donated at library, Beaverton Building

The city of Beaverton is teaming with the Oregon Food Bank to promote National Hunger Action Month beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3, with donation barrels set up at The Beaverton Building, 12725 S.W. Millikan Way, and the Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth Street, through the end of the month.

Oregon Food Bank will accept the following items, shelf-stable milk, canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon), canned fruits, vegetables, and beans, dried beans, whole-grain cereal, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, soups, chilies, stews, 100 percent fruit juice, unsaturated cooking oils and other nutritious foods. All glass items must be in a box or bag and labeled “glass” on all sides.

Donations are assembled into food boxes and distributed to families and children. Each month 270,000 people receive meals from emergency food boxes, with 92,000 of that number being children.

“As a community, we must do everything we can to fight hunger,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “When we work together we can truly make a difference. So please join your fellow neighbors by donating food this month.”

Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign that is geared toward raising awareness around the issue of hunger and what steps the public can do to help. To raise awareness, the Feeding America organization declared orange as the Hunger Action Month color. Individuals can take a photo and post it to the organizations Facebook page or twitter page using the #HungerAction.

For more information or to get involved locally, visit OregonFoodBank.org or for national information visit FeedingAmerica.org.


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