Oats and Cereal Donations Needed for NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Program
Starting off the school year right means kids (and parents) need a nourishing breakfast. Oats and cereal are easy, nutritious foods that are always requested at NeighborImpact and our cereal shelves are getting low. In order to stock the shelves and distribute these much needed products across Central Oregon, NeighborImpact is putting out a “Call to Action” for cereal donations, including oats and other hot cereals.
“With school starting in a few weeks, many parents find it difficult to provide a nutritious breakfast for their kiddos as they head out the door,” says Carly Sanders, Food Program Manager at NeighborImpact. “By stocking our shelves with oats and cereal, we can use our distribution network to get these items to our Food Partners in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties and into the hands of families in need.”
Oats and cereal donations can be dropped off at either of our main offices in Redmond or Bend located at 2303 SW First Street or 20310 NE Empire Avenue, respectively. Local businesses and groups are also encouraged to host a “Cereal Drive” of “Virtual Food Drive” at their workplace. NeighborImpact staff is always available to provide ideas, materials and support for employees and volunteer groups. For more information on hosting a food or fund drive, please contact Laurie Purcell, Food Bank Specialist, at 541-323-6520.