01 Dec Food for February: You Donate. We Match.
Today marks the start of our annual fundraiser, Food for February, that will run in-store and online the entire month of December. Donations will go to Bend’s Family Kitchen, Sisters Kiwanis and Meals on Wheels of Central Oregon, enabling their food budgets to go further by buying food at wholesale cost, to feed our hungry neighbors.
February is one of the hardest hitting months for hungry families in Central Oregon. Money is tight after the holidays, donations dwindle, and food pantries are depleted. That’s why Food for February was created in 2011.
Since then, the program has raised over $321,000 for hungry families in Central Oregon, including $163,000 in matching funds from Newport Avenue Market and Oliver Lemon’s. This can’t happen without shopper generosity, and for that we thank you!
Come in December 1-31 and let your cashier know how much you’d like to donate or purchase your donation plate at our online store . We’ll match your donation dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000. Talk about making your money count! You can write your name on a plate, and we’ll proudly display it within the store.
Please donate when you shop with us this December. Everyone deserves a meal, thanks for helping make that happen during this holiday and throughout 2021.
Merry Christmas and here’s to a less hungry New Year,
Lauren Johnson, Leader of the Pack (vrrrooom!)
and all of our Newport Avenue Market and Oliver Lemon’s Families