Food Share: Helping Alleviate Hunger in Lincoln County

Food Share Gives Thanks to You

for helping us make a difference in Lincoln County

 

 

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill

 

Happy Holidays!

Your 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.

Thanks to you, we successfully hosted eight Cooking Matters™ classes and five shopping tours, serving over 100 low-income individuals and families in 2016-17. Some of our partners were Samaritan House, Lincoln County Parole and Probation, Neighbors for Kids, Toledo United Methodist Church and OSU Extension Services. Cooking Matters™ participants learn life-changing skills such as how to shop on a budget, how to stretch meals, how to read nutrition labels and how to comparison shop in addition to how to prepare simple recipes in class.

Thanks to you, we distributed over 1 million pounds of emergency and supplemental food (including 150,000 pounds of fresh produce) through 19 partner agencies in Lincoln County in 2016-17. A large portion was collected locally through retail partners, food drives, and donations from community members and organizations such as Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Creatures of the Night, Sea of Lights and National Letter Carriers.

Your tax-deductible gift is extremely important to Food Share of Lincoln County because it provides resources that can make an immediate impact. A contribution of $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 can make all the difference to our community.
Your donation can help us continue to provide nutrition education and basic cooking skills, and help us expand our fresh produce distribution program through the purchase of a refrigerated truck.

You can contribute your tax-deductible gift by check and sending it to us at 535 NE 1st Street, Newport, OR  97365, 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 would 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.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!

Nancy Mitchell
Executive Director

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 and achieve our mission to alleviate hunger in Lincoln County.

“Food Share has made it so my medication is more affordable” –Lincoln County Pantry Client

Food Share of Lincoln County is an equal opportunity provider.