Sadly, hunger has reached an all-time high and more families are seeking emergency food services than ever before. Here in our home state, we know that 1 in 5 Oregonians struggle with hunger, and one-third of those that receive food boxes from local food banks are children. These numbers are pretty astounding, especially when you realize that many of these people might be your neighbors, co-workers and friends who are struggling to put food on their tables.
As a food producer and community leader, we at Tillamook feel it is our responsibility to help make a difference in the lives of people who are fighting hunger every day. That’s why we are proud to support the KGW Great Food Drive for the sixth year in a row.
During the month of March, we will be donating a portion of proceeds from any size or variety of Tillamook Cheese sold at stores throughout Oregon and SW Washington to the Great Food Drive, which supports the Oregon Food Bank.
Also – each week in March, we will be featuring a different special at our Tillamook Cheese Factory Visitor Center in support of the Great Food Drive. So, if you stop by to visit us on the coast, bring in 2 food items or $2.00 to donate, and enjoy these special offers:
March 4-10: Receive $1.00 off your order at the Ice Cream Counter
March 11-17: Receive a FREE Coffee, Pop or Milk with any breakfast or lunch entrée purchase at the Creamery Café (excludes juices)
March 18-24: Receive 10% off all Tillamook branded apparel and souvenirs
March 25-31: Buy one pound of fudge, get a half pound free
Working together as a community, hopefully we can begin to combat this serious issue. We hope you’ll join us!