September was national Hunger Action Month and Food Share participated by hosting its 1st, very successful, bread drive on September 20th at the warehouse on NE 1st Street in Newport. We partnered with Yaquina Bay Communications and collected over 700 lbs. of donated bread! Thank you Lincoln County!
Sliced bread is important to our pantry clients as many sandwiches can be made for family members from a single loaf, thus stretching the food budget. The donated bread has been stored in the warehouse freezer and will distributed to our pantries and partner agencies as needed.
Washington Federal is donating $1.00 to Food Share of Lincoln County for every customer that switches to e-statements between now and November 30th. Click here for more information.
Got Bling? BeJeweled, Food Share of Lincoln County’s popular recycled jewelry sale, is kicking off its campaign to collect your once loved jewelry. The sale is scheduled for March 28, 2015 at the Shilo Inn in Newport, but donations are being accepted now. Vintage, fine, collectible, ethnic and costume jewelry, in any condition, is accepted. Your donation is tax deductible and every dollar collected helps Food Share achieve its mission to feed hungry people in Lincoln County. Drop locations are Food Share, all branches of Oregon Coast Bank & Columbia Bank, Nye Cottage Beads, Hair Love, Chambers of Commerce, Diamonds By the Sea, Lincoln City Cultural Center Gift Shop, and the Newport 60+ Activity Center.
BeJeweled now has its own Facebook page, so be sure to check it out.
You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday (December 2, 2014) is a national day of giving whether it is goods and services or funds. You don’t have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back. Giving Tuesday is about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things. Watch this video for more information.