Food Share: Helping Alleviate Hunger in Lincoln County

Safeway BagStop by your local Safeway and help Food Share of Lincoln County end hunger.  Purchase a bag of pre-filled food for $8.26 and Safeway will donate it to us!  The food drive runs through December—perfect timing to help those in need during the holiday season.  Thank you Safeway and thank you Lincoln County!

 

 

 

 

 

Thriftway stores in Newport, Lincoln Beach and Toledo joined together this month to Bag Local Hunger in Lincoln County.Thriftway Bag hunger

The three week event raised 4,344 pounds of food for emergency programs throughout the community. Although pantries and hot meal sites operate year-round, the need for food assistance increases in the winter months when seasonal work decreases. Bag hunger-Pepsi help

Food Share’s network of partner agencies provides emergency food and hot meals to over 1800 families each month, and we’re so grateful for the support of our local Thriftway stores, shoppers, and other generous partners such as Bigfoot Beverages who transported the food to Food Share for distribution. 

 

 

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.

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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.