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Bring canned food, ski free

Skibowl partners with Portland Police Bureaus Sunshine Division for food drive


Skiers and snowboarders are being offered the chance to ride for free when they donate eight cans of food to the Portland Police Bureau’s Sunshine Division.

From 9 a.m. to 4p.m., Friday, April 4, patrons of Mt. Hood Skibowl are encouraged to bring peanut butter, canned soups, chili, meats, fruits and vegetables to fill the Sunshine Division Truck, which will be parked in the Skibowl West parking lot. A contribution of eight items per person earns a free lift ticket.

"We've done this for 26 years now and are so gratified by the support we receive from our guests, said Kirk Hanna, Owner and Operator of Mt. Hood Skibowl. "Through the years Skibowl guests have donated over 115,000 pounds of food for emergency relief, making a significant difference in the lives of Portland area families and individuals. We are hoping to collect even more this year since the need continues to grow."

Portland Police Bureau’s Sunshine Division provides emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. It also offers free food assistance six days a week, Monday through Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 to 1 p.m., at their North Portland Warehouse, 687 N. Thompson St., as well as 24/7 through partnership with Portland Police, who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate delivery when needed.