In an effort to help the various organizations providing meals and operating food pantries, the City of Beaverton opened a food donation center in partnership with Village Church in May. The purpose of the center was to help keep up with increasing demand at a time when food supplies declined.
“Beaverton is here to help and community members deserve to get the relief they desperately need,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “We want to ensure food for families and our most vulnerable residents remains constant and available during this global pandemic.”
“We know that pantries and food banks are experiencing a drastic reduction in donations from their typical sources as a result of COVID-19,” said Mike Mumaw, City of Beaverton Emergency Manager. “This is an opportunity for the community to come together and support organizations that in turn will serve so many.”
The City of Beaverton Regional Food Donation Center served as a central site for area food donations and was located at Village Church in Beaverton.
The center supplied food to established programs in the Beaverton area, including portions of unincorporated Washington County.
For more information about the center, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/donationscenter.
Food Donation Center Results
Over 20,000 items were distributed from the Food Donation Center
Organizations/food pantries supported included:
Cornerstone Community Housing (Merlo Station)
Meals on Wheels – Beaverton Branch
HomePlate Youth Services
St. Matthew Lutheran Church Beaverton Foursquare Church
Village Church Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)