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Free pancakes are on the menu Friday morning at Gresham Ford, where you also can donate tips and food products to SnowCap Community Charities.

COURTESY PHOTO - Gresham Ford is at 1999 Powell Blvd.

If you're hungry for a hearty breakfast and want to help people who are struggling to put food on their tables, Gresham Ford is providing the opportunity.

From 8-9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, Gresham Ford, 1999 Powell Blvd., invites you to drive through its lot to pick up a free pancake breakfast with coffee. All tips collected during the hour-long event go directly to SnowCap Community Charities. And everyone who tips or drops off donations for SnowCap will be entered into a drawing to receive service at the Gresham Ford Quick Lane. The raffle prize is valued at $250.

The drive-thru event is part of the 2020 Fill-A-Bag volunteer effort, which every fall raises funds and collects donations for SnowCap, a pantry that provides food and hygiene items to people in East Multnomah County living on a low-income.

In conjunction with the event, Gresham Ford is hosting the Gresham Chamber of Commerce "Friday AM" at the same time. The online gathering is from 7:20-8:30 a.m.

For those interested in donating items during the drive-thru drop-off event, SnowCap compiled these lists of most-needed products:

FOOD BOXES

• Canned vegetablesCOURTESY PHOTO: SNOWCAP - SnowCap Community Charities, 17805 S.E. Stark St., provides food and hygiene products to  people living on a low income in East Multnomah County.

• Canned tuna

• Canned soups/stews/chili

• Peanut butter

• Canned fruit

• Dessert mixes (Jello/cake/brownie etc.)

• Coffee

• Can openers

• Hot chocolate packets

FULL-SIZED TOILETRIES AND ITEMS FOR CARE PACKAGES:

• Soap

• Shampoo

• Toothpaste

• Lotion

• Conditioner

• Deodorant

• Razors

• Shaving cream

• Hand sanitizer

• Baby wipes

• Sanitizing wipes

• Dish soap

• Dishwasher detergent

• Laundry detergent

• Toilet paper

• Paper towels

• Toothbrushes

• Masks for children and adults

• Hand warmers

• Hats/gloves/scarves

FOR CHILDREN

Consider donating pre-filled stockings or small bags with items such as:

• Activity books

• Crayons

• Playing cards

• Hot chocolate

• Candy


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