PPB Sunshine Division and Zupan's Markets Partner to Give Families a Thanksgiving (Photo)

November 17, 2017 09:05


On Monday, November 20, 2017, Zupan's Markets employees will pack more than 500 Thanksgiving food boxes for low-income families--an effort funded through the generosity of Zupan's Markets and their customers.

Zupan's volunteers will begin packing food boxes at 5:30am at the Sunshine Division's warehouse, located at 687 N Thompson Street. This tradition started eleven years ago when Zupan's began sponsoring the Thanksgiving food box program. This year's in-store "Share Thanksgiving" promotion funded a complete holiday meal for 6-8 people in each box.

"The long-standing local partnerships with companies such as Zupan's Markets, remind us how important working together is in addressing poverty in our community, said Portland Police Officer Matt Tobey, who is assigned to the Sunshine Division. It is also the true spirit of Thanksgiving, and the Sunshine Division is thankful for longtime friends and partners such as the Zupan's Markets family and customers."

"We give thanks to our customers and associates who have partnered with us once again to fight hunger in our local community," said Mike Zupan, president and CEO of Zupan's Markets. "Providing families the opportunity to share a meal together is one of the most important ways for us to give back to our Portland neighbors."

Thanksgiving food boxes are already reserved and will be distributed to qualifying families with children, veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities on November 21, 2017 at the Sunshine Division and through support from Portland Police officers. In addition, a few nonprofit partners will receive free Sunshine Division support for their families, such as NAYA (Native American Youth Advocates) and Self Enhancement Inc.

The media is invited to attend the following events:

Thanksgiving Food Box Packing - November 20th, 2017, 5:30am -- 6:45am at Sunshine Division's warehouse at 687 N Thompson Street, Portland, OR 97227

Food box distribution -- November 21st, 2016, 9:00a -- 11:00am -- at Sunshine Division's warehouse at 687 N Thompson Street, Portland, Or 97227

About Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
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. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org

About Zupan's Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan's Markets is a local and family-owned market that has served Portland's food-loving community for 42 years. Zupan's Markets, with three locations, 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, always emphasizing locally sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com.



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