Food Share: Helping Alleviate Hunger in Lincoln County

Help Food Share Get More Fresh Produce to Those Who Need it Most

Access and affordability are two common and significant obstacles for many individuals in our region when it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables. Even if a household is near a store or farmers’ market, they may not have access due to economic limitations; an ironic reality for a state that produces large amounts of high-quality fruits and vegetables. With your help, Food Share of Lincoln County is committed to distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to more community members who cannot typically afford such nutritious food.  We see this as part of the solution to fighting hunger, obesity and establishing positive lifelong eating habits for young adults and children.

Food Share of Lincoln County acquires large quantities of produce through our partnership with the Oregon Food Bank Statewide Network, and we are increasing the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to those who need it most. For the recipients, the experience is similar to shopping at a market that sells fresh produce without the cost. Clients go home with an average of 2-5 produce items and may take as much as they think they can use.  Sample produce food items can include hearty fruit and vegetables such as pears, oranges, apples, squash, potatoes, cabbage, and carrots.

What can you do to help us get more fresh produce to those who need it most?

Your gift of $25, $50, or $100 can help us deliver fresh produce to community sites such as Head Start (Newport, Toledo, and Lincoln City), Shelter Me (Waldport), Neighbors for Kids (Depoe Bay), and The Ridge Apartments, a low-income housing complex in Lincoln City, where access to healthy food is only steps away for families and children. Since transportation can be a huge barrier to accessing food programs, grocery stores, or farmers markets, the delivery of fresh produce to sites where families reside or children go to school will help eliminate the barrier of accessing food, especially fresh produce.

Food Share of Lincoln County is your regional food bank.  We exist to serve you, a friend, a neighbor or a family member, should the need ever arise.  Our mission is to alleviate hunger in Lincoln County by distributing healthy and nutritious food to our network of agencies and empowering our community through education.

You can contribute by check to Food Share of Lincoln County, 535 NE 1st Street, Newport, OR 97365 or donate via credit card on this website at http://www.foodsharelincolncounty.org/how-to-donate/   You can drop by our office anytime M-F from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM if you wish to make your donation in person, or call us at 541-265-8578 if you’d like more information.

Please consider making a donation of $25, $50, $75, $100 or more to Food Share of Lincoln County today and help us continue our mission to alleviate hunger in Lincoln County.  Together, we can put fresh fruit and vegetables onto the plates of those who need it most!

With gratitude,

Nancy Mitchell
Executive Director

PS Consider becoming a monthly sustainer; it’s easy to set up using a credit or debit card, and your sustained donations will help support our programs year-round.  Ask us how.

 PPS Ask us how you can contribute to Food Share when you shop online at Amazon.com or locally at Fred Meyer.