Zupan's and Sunshine Provide Thanksgiving Meals

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November 16, 2012 12:58

  

This is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division:

ZUPAN'S MARKETS PROVIDES SOLE FUNDING FOR SUNSHINE DIVISION THANKSGIVING MEAL PROGRAM FOR FOURTH YEAR

Twenty employees and volunteers pack and distribute 320 holiday meal boxes to feed more than 2,500 Portlanders in need; donation funded through The Taste of Zupan's ticket sales

WHO: Zupan's Markets and Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division.

WHAT: Twenty Zupan's employees and Sunshine Division volunteers and staff packing and distributing 320 Thanksgiving boxes for needy Portland families.

This donation was funded by ticket sales from the Taste of Zupan's, which took place on Nov. 3. Held at the Heathman Hotel, the event showcased the best food and drink for the holiday season.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 19 from 5:00 a.m. through 6:00 a.m.: Zupan's employees and Sunshine Division volunteers packing 320 boxes that will feed more than 2,500 Portlanders.

Tuesday, Nov. 20 beginning at 9:30 a.m.: Zupan's employees and Sunshine Division volunteers distributing boxes to families at the Sunshine Division Warehouse.

WHERE: Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division Warehouse, 687 N Thompson St., Portland, OR 97227

WHY: Nearly one in five Oregonians currently face hunger and are in need this holiday season. The Taste of Zupan's event has funded the Thanksgiving food box program for four years. The Sunshine Division Thanksgiving program exists solely due to Zupan's sponsorship.

About Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built an 89-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to those in need at any time. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently used clothing to those in need.

About Zupan's Markets

Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan's Markets is a local and family-owned market that serves Portland, Ore.'s food-loving community with four locations. Zupan's Markets focuses on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, emphasizing locally sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com or stay in touch at www.facebook.com/ZupansMarketsPortland.

MEDIA ALERT

***High resolution images available following event***

Media Contact:

Katie Schoen, 503.546.7877, katie@lanepr.com

Kyle Camberg, 503.577.6852, kyle@sunshinedivision.org

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