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The Canby Center has raised almost 88,000 pounds of food this year for those in need and looks to hit the 100,000-pound mark

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have both become nationwide days that focus on buying things at low costs. But there's a new day that you should mark on your calendar, it's Giving Tuesday.

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF THE CANBY CENTER - The Canby Center is hosting Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement in which the community donates food to their community, and it is celebrated in all 50 states. In fact, The Canby Center is hosting one of its own, which will help local families in need. The event will take place on Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m., but donations will be gladly taken throughout the month of November.

Some primary foods wanted are soups, pastas, pasta sauces, tuna, peanut butter or any non-perishable foods. Ray Keen is the executive director of The Canby Center and is looking forward to the event.

"We love when the community gets involved," said Keen.

The items donated will be distributed to families in need throughout Canby. Fresh produce will also be taken Tuesday mornings, as those are the days that the food is distributed. Some retailers that participate in this are Dave's Killer Bread, Clackamas County Gleaners and Cutsforth's Thriftway.

The Canby Center's goal is to collect 100,000 pounds of food by the end of the year, and they have already collected almost 88,000 pounds.

Giving Tuesday is a day of support.

"Giving Tuesday is now an international movement that was set up to inspire some generosity following Black Friday," Keen said.

Between 50 and 60 families will benefit from this each week at no cost.

The event will also be a fundraiser for The Canby Center. The fundraiser will include dessert, information, and fun for businesses, charities and the community. It will be a time for community members to learn more about the programs provided by The Canby Center.

People from all over the world are participating in Giving Tuesday, and so is the community of Canby. Giving Tuesday is truly a great day for both the givers, and the receivers. To find out more about the event, visit thecanbycenter.org.

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