The numbers have been tallied, the food has been weighed, and Tillamook is extremely proud to have been part of making this year’s KGW Great Food Drive one of the most successful yet!
Thanks to generous individuals and companies, this year’s Great Food Drive raised more than 755,000 pounds of food for the Oregon Food Bank, far surpassing the campaign’s goal of 500,000 pounds. Here at Tillamook, we’re thrilled to have contributed more than $25,000 from the sales of our cheese in Oregon and southwest Washington during the month of March. And our employees alone donated more than $1,400 and more than 1,000 pounds of food to the Great Food Drive as well.
Overall, this year’s campaign raised enough food to provide nearly 600,000 meals to those in need in our communities. Knowing that we were part of making a positive impact on that many lives here in our home state of Oregon means so much to us.
We had a lot of fun seeing our fans at food collection events throughout the state and welcoming our good friend and KGW NewsChannel 8 morning show personality Drew Carney to the Tillamook Cheese Factory to help promote the cause!
To all of the Tillamook fans that bought extra cheese in March to support this very worthy cause, thank you!
The problem of hunger is a year-round issue for adults and children across our state. To find out how to support the Oregon Food Bank throughout the year, visit www.OregonFoodBank.org.