Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



On Friday morning past, we had a 'Drive-thru/Drop-off for Fill-A-Bag whose goal is to support SnowCap, our local Food Pantry, (the largest in Oregon serving our neighbors here in East County).

At the event, the Gresham Breakfast Lions Club showed up with a check for $1,000. These good men and women meet weekly at the crack of dawn (Thursdays -6:30 a.m. at the M&M Restaurant in downtown Gresham). This year fund raising has been a challenge, but their generosity has no end when it comes to helping this community. I know hugs and kisses are not socially acceptable at this time, but I wish I could give each one of those Lions a big hug! I did give a couple extra ones to my special Lion Bob (my husband)....but all the others deserve that and a pat on the back for all their good work providing scholarships, eye care and so much more to our community and State.

Kirsten Wageman, Executive Director of SnowCap runs an extremely efficient organization so with her unique leadership and because of those that give canned goods, etc. and the staffs diligent efforts to shop for bargains, and others that glean fresh fruits and vegetables they are able to put a food box together for around $7 that will feed a family. So that $1,000 from the Lions will help some 130 local families.

We all cannot be Lions, but we can all be loving little lambs and help. Clean out your shelves, drop those canned goods off here at Gresham Ford, 1999 E Powell Blvd or Riverview Community Banks, 225 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham. You can also donate online at amount is too small or too large for that matter. In this month of Thanksgiving let's help our neighbors and Fill-A-Bag!

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