Annual Fall Food Drive Benefits More than 100 Charities

Person loading a large amount of food into a truck

A total of 110 community organizations throughout our four-state region received food and funds collected in our 2023 Fall Food Drive to help people facing food insecurity.

Despite a challenging economy, our annual drive raised more than $32,253 in funds and collected 10,107 non-perishable food items, thanks to the generosity of our clients, friends and team members. This drive marked the first time since the pandemic that we made a full return to collecting food in addition to cash donations at our public-facing locations.

Branch teams filled their decorated cardboard playhouses from our Dream Big sweepstakes campaign with donated food items, while participating back-office and support teams used traditional boxes and bins to gather the loads of peanut butter, pasta, macaroni and cheese, canned beans and vegetables and other items our own team members brought in. The teams upped the enthusiasm with a friendly internal collection competition.

Our Fall Food Drive is a way to partner with our clients and friends to help combat food insecurity in the communities where we work and live. All collected food and funds were distributed to local food banks and food assistance programs chosen by our teams in those communities.

Pictured above:
Barrels of food being picked up for the Josephine County Food Bank in Grants Pass, OR.