The Tillamook County Rotary Food Drive is officially underway.
The Rotary Club of Tillamook is working in partnership with the Tillamook County Oregon Food Bank. This food drive starts Jan. 1 and runs until Jan. 31.
The challenge was proposed to the Cloverdale and Rockaway Lion’s Club, Tillamook Kiwanis and the Tillamook Rotary.
All four service club’s agreed to participate in this food drive in hopes their service club will collect the most food.
Because the Tillamook Rotary Club understands there is a great need for replenishing the food banks shelves; we also challenged all the Police Officers and Firefighters in Tillamook County to see which group could raise the most food.
Drop off locations are as follows: Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Police Department, Rockaway Police Department, Rockaway City Hall (Rockaway Lion’s), Manzanita City Hall, Chester’s Market in Pacific City (Cloverdale Lion’s Club), Dutch Mill Diner (Tillamook Rotary Club), Port of Tillamook Bay Office (Tillamok Kiwanis Club), Nestucca Fire Station – Hebo, Tillamook Fire Station, Netarts Fire Station, Bay City Fire Station, Garibaldi City Hall, Rockaway Fire Station, and Nehalem Bay Fire Station.
There will be two winners: one service club winner along with either Tillamook County Law Enforcement or Tillamook County Firefighters as the second winner.
The winning group will have the bragging rights for one year. The group will be presented with a trophy to proudly display.
All food needs to be collected by Jan. 31.
Oregon Food Bank of Tillamook is in need of these nutritious foods: shelf-stable milk; foods high in protein such as canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon) and canned or dried beans; foods high in nutrients, such as canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar); whole-grain foods such as brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta; soups, chilies and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat). 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed); unsaturated cooking oils; and other nutritious, “healthy-choice” foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium and sugar).