November 1st through December 31st, 2015, more than 85 Willamette Valley wineries and partners teamed up to provide emergency food for our neighbors in need and support for fresh food programs through the Oregon Food Bank Network.
Thank you to all of our participants in the Willamette Cares Food Share! Because of your efforts, we were able to donate 67,480 meals to food banks in our community. Incredible! It’s wonderful to come together as an industry on a project like this, and to share our bounty with neighbors facing hunger.
The Newberg Downtown Wineries Association donated their collection of food and cash to the Newberg FISH Emergency Service Organization.
Here’s what all the tasting rooms in Downtown Newberg collected together:
Pounds donated: 522
Dollars donated: 2,143
Total pounds: 9,094
Total meals: 7,578
We clearly have wonderful and generous club members and guests!