DRIVE TO END HUNGER MOVIE (DAY AND) NIGHT
Thursday, March 15
Three Portland-area movie theatres are joining AARP on Thursday, March 15 (TOMORROW), to collect food for the Oregon Food Bank.
Donate four cans/boxes/packages of nonperishable food at participating theatres and you'll receive a ticket for a free movie.
Academy Theatre, 7818 S.E. Stark Street, Portland (503) 405-8128
Portland Cinema (Jubitz), 10350 N. Vancouver Way, Portland (503) 240-5850
Valley Theatre, 9360 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton (503) 29-MOVIE
Call theatres for showtimes.
Most wanted foods:
Peanut butter (urgently needed)
Hot or cold cereal
Please keep in mind:
For the first time ever, the Oregon Food Bank statewide network distributed more than One Million emergency food boxes.
260,000 people per month ate meals from emergency food boxes. That compares to 200,000 in 2007-2008.
A typical emergency food box provides a three- to five-day supply of groceries.
Most food pantries serve a specific geographic location and limit the number of times a family can receive help. On average, families access emergency food boxes less than four times per year.
In an average month, 85,800 children eat meals from emergency food boxes.
3.9 million emergency meals were served at soup kitchens and shelters.
More than 98,000 people received food through other programs in the Oregon Food Bank network.
The Oregon Food Bank statewide network moved a record 81 million pounds of food last year.
THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT! ENJOY THE MOVIE!