Young Patrick Oropallo demonstrated his spirit of helping as well as his strong muscles when he and his Dad volunteered to help receive green bags full of food contributed by Eagle Point Food Project donors. On Saturday, December 8, 320 households donated nearly 4,500 lbs of food to the Food Pantry at St John’s Lutheran Church in Eagle Point. This more than doubled any previous collection.
The Food Project is a revolutionary new way to collect food. It’s a donor drive, not a food drive. Instead of asking for one-time contributions of food, neighbors and friends are enlisted to become long-term food donors. The donors provide food year round to the local food pantry for people in need.
The Eagle Point Food Project began in January 2012 with a mission to “Build Community and Share Food”. In the past year, it has collected over 12,000 pounds of food in Eagle Point for Eagle Point folks in need. They like to say they are reducing hunger one green bag at a time. While this seems like a lot of food, the need is greater.
The all volunteer community program depends on local sponsors to help purchase the reusable green bags and a few printed materials to help with their continuing efforts to enlist more donors.
To participate in this program, or to become a sponsor, call 541-210-8288 or go to www.EaglePointFoodProject.com.