Lake Oswego Citizens and Staff Step Up For the Oregon Food Bank

Posted Fri, 12/07/2012 - 1:16pm

LAKE OSWEGO – In October, Lake Oswego citizens and City staff donated over 600 pounds of food to the Oregon Food Bank. Thanks to these generous donations, not only were lives changed for the better, but the City of Lake Oswego become one of the top 10 collection sites in the Portland region.  Your donations provided food for over 100 people, many of them children. With unemployment numbers still high, 270,000 people per month eat meals from emergency food boxes.  Of those, approximately 92,000 are children. 

The City of Lake Oswego will continue to accept non-perishable food for the Oregon Food Bank through December 28.  Bring your food donations to City Hall (380 A Avenue) or to the West End Building (4101 Kruse Way). For additional information, call the Citizen Information Center at 503-635-0257.

In addition to supporting the Oregon Food Bank, the City is collecting new, unwrapped toys which will be distributed to needy families throughout the local area.  Toys for the 2012 Christmas Toy Drive can be dropped off at the Lake Oswego Fire Department Main Station (300 B Avenue) or the Lake Oswego Library (706 4th Street) through 12 p.m. on December 21. For more information, please call the Lake Oswego Fire Department at 503-635-0275.

Your commitment to helping your community and changing lives is sincerely appreciated!