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Jean Kempe-Ware's comments:
Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing your moving story. What Stephanie said, is unfortunately, all too true. We never know when we, too, could be walking in her shoes.
I invite listeners to visit Oregon Food Bank's Web site www.oregonfoodbank.org in response to a number of questions Emily asked.
* Need food? You'll find a list of food pantries and meal sites at OFB's Web site. Or call 211 -another good resource.
* Emily asked about cooking. OFB coordinates a Nutrition Education program taught by volunteer chefs to help people who are low-income stretch food resources. OFB offers this through social service agencies.
* Emily asked about gardening. OFB encourages all gardeners to join Plant a Row and grow a extra for those who are hungry. Visit www.oregonfoodbank.org. Click on Volunteer, then Garden, then Plant a Row. You'll also find a map of agencies that can use your extra produce.
* OFB thanks Darren Ditchen and FEH for their donations. If you are a member of the food industry and want to help fight hunger, contact Mike Moran at email@example.com or 503-572-5401.
* Emily asked about food from food service. If you are a restaurant or food service with good food to share, contact St. Vincent de Paul.
* Emily also asked about gleaning. Visit www.oregonfoodbank.org. Click on Services, then Gleaning.
* Everyone can donate food through the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday, May 9. Place a bag of food out by your mailbox in the morning, Saturday, May 9.
* OFB thanks Amy Carlton and Teens Fighting Hunger for their work. You can donate funds to fight hunger at www.oregonfoodbank.org. Every $10 donation enables Oregon Food Bank to collect and distribute enough food to fill an average emergency food box.
* The OFB Network includes 20 regional food banks and 915 local agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County, including Portland Adventist Community Services, which you heard on the program. OFB encourages you to volunteer and support your local food agency or regional food bank.
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