Food Share of Lincoln County (FSLC) received $30,000 in grant funds from from the Janet M. Bailey Fund, Schamp Family Fund, Oneatta Fund and the Grasmajeto Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. The funds were awarded in support of the future purchase of a refrigerated truck to transport perishable food from local grocery partners and to program agency sites. Each month approximately 1700 families access a food pantry or hot meal site in Lincoln County. In 2017, Food Share distributed over 1 million pounds of food and reduced food waste by recovering nearly 160,000 pounds of fresh nutritious food from local grocery and food industry partners.
The purchase of a refrigerated truck will ensure the safety and quality of the food in transport and will help FSLC meet its goal of launching six new produce distributions throughout its service area. Also during the month of January Food Share announced that they received at total of $2,453 from the fundraiser that our radio stations held with Coastal Farm and Ranch Supply. Nancy Mitchell food share director said that money will directly benefit 1,600 families in Lincoln County who rely on food assistance programs to make it through the month.
The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. The fund works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds, in 2016 Oregon Community Foundation awarded more than $100 million in grants and scholarships. For more information on Food Share of Lincoln County, or how you can support the refrigerated truck campaign, go online to the food share Lincoln county website.