Wilsonville Community Sharing food bank opens new location
The Wilsonville Community Sharing food bank has opened a new location in the former Arts & Technology High School space at 29796 Town Center Loop.
With the lease up at the former location on Boberg Road, Wilsonville attorney Shawn O'Neil helped the food bank navigate and negotiate their new leasing contract. Students from the third-option high school are now attending Wilsonville High School and will attend the new high school at the current Athey Creek Middle School after the district's lease on the Town Center Loop property expired in 2021.
The new food bank location is the same size as the former headquarters on Boberg Road and is back to a full shopping pantry as the pandemic continues to recede, Director Leigh Crosby said.
"(We want to express our gratitude to) the mayor, council and the Public Works Department for getting this building ready quickly and allowing us to move in here, because they did need to do some work on it," she said.
Crosby noted that the food bank has seen an uptick in visitors. She said they are seeing plenty of new faces.
"We are starting to get a little bit busier now, being that this extra (COVID-19 fund) money has stopped and the extra food stamps are tapering off also," she said.
Distribution hours are 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 6-7:15 p.m. every Tuesday. The bank takes on its final client 15 minutes before closing. They ask that those who are new to the pantry arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing to allow time to complete any required paperwork.
Financial donations can be made using the bank's website, or can be mailed to WCs at PO Box 205 Wilsonville, OR. 97070.
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