1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
June 06, 2003 00:00
Location: Sunshine Division Address: 687 N. Thompson Street Date & Time: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 10:30 a.m. The donations will then immediately be distributed to other charitable agencies, including: - The Salvation Army - St. Vincent de Paul - Snow Cap (Gresham) - FISH (Southeast Portland) - William Temple House (along with other local agencies)
The Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division will receive and facilitate distribution of Safeway's non-perishable Private Label food donations. According to Bridget Flanagan, Safeway Director of Public Affairs, this program will not impact Safeway's involvement and support of The Oregon Food Bank and its network agencies throughout the region.
Safeway has a long history of supporting the Sunshine Division dating back to the holiday season of 1932, when Sunshine Division Food Collection Barrels were first placed in all local Safeway stores, according to Sgt. Wayne Kuechler, Commanding Officer of the Sunshine Division.
The Sunshine Division, which is known for its holiday food boxes, is a year-round relief agency. Last year, the Sunshine provided almost $1.8 Million dollars in goods and services to people in need. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Sunshine Division.
For more information, contact Sergeant Wayne Kuechler at (503) 823-2117 and/or Bridget Flanagan at (503) 657-6288.
Sgt. Pete Simpson