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City seeks donations for National Hunger Month

Food items may be brought to library, Beaverton Building


The city of Beaverton is teaming with the Oregon Food Bank to promote National Hunger Action Month beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3, with donation barrels set up at the Beaverton Building, 12725 S.W. Millikan Way, and the Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., through the end of the month.

Oregon Food Bank will accept the following items: shelf-stable milk; canned meats such as tuna, chicken and salmon; canned fruits, vegetables and beans; dried beans; whole-grain cereal; brown rice; whole-wheat pasta; soups, chilies and stews; 100 percent fruit juice; unsaturated cooking oils and other nutritious foods. All glass items must be in a box or bag and labeled “glass” on all sides.

Donations are assembled into food boxes and distributed to families and children. Each month, 270,000 people receive meals from emergency food boxes, with 92,000 of that number being children.

“As a community, we must do everything we can to fight hunger,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “When we work together, we can truly make a difference. So please join your fellow neighbors by donating food this month.”

Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign that is geared toward raising awareness around the issue of hunger and what steps the public can do to help. To raise awareness, the Feeding America organization declared orange as the Hunger Action Month color. Individuals can take a photo and post it to the organization's Facebook page or twitter page using #HungerAction.

For more information or to get involved locally, visit OregonFoodBank.org, or for national information, visit FeedingAmerica.org.



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