Autumn has officially arrived! School has started and there’s a chill in the air. It’s also the time of the year when seasonal jobs begin to wane; leaving many in our community without work.
Your past contributions have helped Food Share of Lincoln County feed hungry people in Lincoln County for over 30 years. We are so grateful to you for supporting our distribution warehouse, pantries and partner agencies. Thanks to you, we have touched the lives of thousands by providing emergency food to those in our community who needed it most. Whether it was one time, every month or every week, we have fed the hungry.
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 soliciting, collecting and distributing food through a network of agencies, but we can do so much more than distribute food with your help.
Your tax deductible gift is extremely important to Food Share of Lincoln County because it provides resources that make an immediate impact. A contribution of $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 can make all the difference…… to our pantries, partner agencies and hot meal sites who serve those in our community who are in need.
We will always distribute emergency food, but when you help us address hunger at its root cause through education and empowerment, your gift helps to change lives. Your donation can help us provide nutrition education and basic cooking skills to a low-income individual or family through the Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ Program. A feature of the program provides take home groceries for each individual or family to recreate and reinforce the recipe, learned in class, at home.
A family who attended a recent Cooking Matters™ class here in Newport has now learned to purchase and prepare fresh, wholesome foods together, thus breaking the cycle of poor eating habits and purchasing choices. One of the children who attended stated “I didn’t know cooking with my mom and brother could be so fun, and that what we made together could taste so good.”
We will be expanding our Cooking Matters™ program in 2016 to one 6-week class per quarter, and with your generous support, we can help more low income individuals and families improve their knowledge of nutrition and cooking skills.
You can contribute your tax deductible gift by check or you can donate via credit card online 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.
Thank you for helping to make the holidays more fulfilling and happy for families and individuals in our community. When you give where you live, you know your donation helps the people you may see every day.
P.S. Consider becoming a monthly sustainer of Food Share of Lincoln County with your credit card by going to this link on our website http://www.foodsharelincolncounty.org/how-to-donate/. Your monthly gift will help expand our programs to achieve our mission to alleviate hunger in Lincoln County.