Governor Kulongoski Declares October 16 – 23 “Oregon Harvest Week”

Governor Ted Kulongoski announces “Oregon Harvest Week.” This week will be fill of event designed to spotlight the hunger problem in Oregon and to work to end it. “Oregon Harvest Week” is a partnership between the Governor, the Oregon Food Bank, and local government and community leaders. Each day during the week, partners will hold events throughout the state to raise awareness about hunger issues, develop action plans to address hunger and related issues in their local communities, and raise money to fight hunger throughout the state.

“Harvest time is a time of giving thanks – for the food we eat, our families and friends, our beautiful surroundings, and the many other blessings of life on earth,” said the Governor. “But too many Oregonians do not share in the bounty of this time of year and Oregon Harvest Week is an opportunity to bring attention to the those who are hungry in our state and to ensure all Oregonians have the food and nutrients they need to live successful and productive lives.”

“Oregon Harvest Week” began in 2003 to raise awareness about the issues surrounding hunger in Oregon. The events have also strengthen the coalition of people taking action to end hunger in Oregon. The events include a forum with students at Southern Oregon University, a fundraiser for Marion/Polk Food Bank and a Hunger Summit. Ending in the presentation of the “Mahonia Hall Food Industry for Hunger Relief” Award to Fred Meyer for their partnership in the Fresh Alliance Program of the Oregon Food Bank.

Posted on November 29, 2005
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