The Construction Leadership Council spent the evening on Tuesday, March 19, at the Oregon Food Bank sorting and packing over 22,000 pounds of potatoes for needy families in our community. This was the CLC’s first visit to the OFB, and we joined other volunteers from the community to prepare the equivalent of nearly 400 individual meals. After the potato project was completed, volunteers moved on to oranges; when volunteering at OFB, all tasks are determined by current donations.
The CLC has two annual community service projects, one in the spring, and one in the fall. For the second project this year, we will be partnering with the Professional and Industry Associates Council. Past projects include multiple shelters in Vancouver, schools for troubled children, and various non-profit groups that need assistance. If you are interested in joining us on future projects, watch for announcements in late summer.
About the Oregon Food Bank
The Oregon Food Bank takes a holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing the community together to provide food, education, and hope to neighbors in need. They provide emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping one in five households fend off hunger. OFB also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger by advocating for fair public policies, strengthening community food systems, and providing nutrition and garden education to help people become more self-sufficient and resourceful.