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Proceeds from the drive-thru food drive will benefit Hunger Fighters Oregon

Lake Oswego High School rookie robotics team "Mostly Operational" does more than build robots. The team's outreach group will host Hunger Fighters Oregon's first drive-thru food drive at Lake Oswego High School Sunday, Oct. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.COURTESY PHOTO: DEANNE CRONE KNIPPLE - Mostly Operational's outreach team works with Hunger Fighters Oregon to host drive-thru food drive.

Quinn Edgar, a sophomore at LOHS and member of the team's outreach group, said although it sounds odd for a robotics team to do community outreach, they believe it's important to make an impact on the community.

"We basically got together and thought 'how can we help our community in a positive way?'" he said.

They contacted the president of Hunger Fighters, Ami Joshi, to ask if they'd be interested in a drive-thru food drive. And just like that, plans were under way.

Edgar said the food unloading station will be in front of Lake Oswego High School's main entrance. For contactless delivery, just open your trunk and a volunteer will retrieve your food items. All volunteers will wear masks and gloves.

The food drive accepts both perishable and nonperishable items. Specific items requested include canned soups, nuts, protein drinks, protein powder, dairy products and freezable meats.

"It's important to show compassion to the people in our community … we'd really appreciate it if people would come to help us," Edgar said.

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