Tillamook was honored to be a part of the Oregon Food Bank’s Harvest Dinner this past weekend. OFB completely transformed their loading dock into a delicious opportunity to celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and raise money to end hunger in Oregon and SW Washington.
This fundraising is more important than ever as OFB, for the first time ever, distributed more than 1 million emergency food boxes this year to date (a 12% increase over the previous year). While this statistic makes us grateful for the unending support OFB provides our community, it also deserves pause to consider how the need for emergency food is growing. To drive home this point, Portland Mayor Sam Adams spoke and shared this video about food security from Sesame Street.
As food security is an extremely important issue to us here at Tillamook, we feel privileged to be able to sponsor this event and continue to be a partner to the Oregon Food Bank.
One of my favorite moments from the event was getting to meet two of OFB’s resident chickens, Lulu and D. Lee, who supply fresh eggs and are a part of the community garden program. For more information about the program or how to get involved, please visit OFB online.
Thank you Oregon Food Bank for a wonderful evening, an amazing event, and all the crucial work your organization does day in and day out!