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Les Schwab and Wilco team up to accept food donations; winery will hold festival.

Les Schwab and Wilco accepting food donations

The Newberg locations of Les Schwab and Wilco are joining the Oregon FFA in fighting hunger this season. To that end, both businesses are accepting nonperishable food donations through Oct. 31 at their respective Newberg sites.

"The timing of this initiative is important to help our local food banks and pantries gear up for the upcoming holiday demands," a release from the FFA said. "This special partnership allows FFA members to live out their moto of 'learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live and living to serve.'"

Over the past eight years the effort has raised nearly three million meals for those in need, the release added.

For more information, visit the Oregon FFA Facebook page, #ORFFDriveAwayHunger or lesschwab.com/drive-away-hunger.

Winery slates annual festival

Durant at Red Ridge Farms will hold its 13th annual Olio Nuovo Festival Nov. 1-30 at its location west of Dundee. This year's event will feature cooking classes, gardening workshops, olive oil tastings, releases of the winery's vintages, a weekly oyster happy hour, weekend marketplaces featuring local food producers, a woodfired food cart and live music.

For a full line-up of events, visit durantoregon.com/events/olio-nuovo-festival.


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