The rate of food insecurity (being without access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food) in Oregon is 14.6%. All FAIS students are asked to donate non-perishable food by bringing a few cans to their classroom or advisory teacher between January 6-21. Remember that January 20th is MLK’s Day of Service.
Include your family members in purchasing foods that will help 1 in 8 of our Oregon neighbors who need support. This list summarizes the Oregon Food Bank’s Most Wanted Foods: peanut and almond butter, rice, tuna, beans, pasta, whole grain cereal, shelf-stable milk, cooking oil, and canned tomatoes. Any food that you bring should be healthy, so things that are low sugar, whole grain, low fat, and low sodium.
In the past, FAIS has donated 780 pounds of food. This is equivalent to 780 cans of beans or jars of peanut butter. If all families participate, we can do it! Set a goal and reduce hunger in Oregon!