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December 14, 2005
Oregon National Guard to participate in Holiday Food Basket distribution Dec. 17
 
On December 17, volunteers from the Oregon National Guard will assist the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, along with volunteers from the local community and Portland Police Officers, to help deliver holiday food baskets to deserving families and individuals throughout the greater Portland Metro area.
 
Recipients of the holiday food baskets are nominated by community members and police officers who encounter needy families in the course of their jobs. Families of National Guard members are also eligible to receive food baskets. Those wanting to submit names of deserving military families should do so through their local Family Support Coordinator.
 
The food baskets items have been donated by individuals and local area companies, such as Franz Bakery, Fred Meyer and others. The baskets include all the makings for a holiday meal — canned vegetables, russet potatoes, boxed stuffing mix, dessert ingredients, and a 5 lb. ham. All food items are donated to the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division through their holiday food drive.
 
Volunteers are asked to meet on Saturday, December 17, at 7:00 a.m. at one of the four locations where the Sunshine Division will be assembling and distributing the food baskets.
 
If you have any questions, would like to make a donation, or help with food distribution, contact Wayne Kuechler at the Sunshine Division at 503-823-2117 or 823-2119, or by e-mail at wayne@sunshinedivision.org.
 
 
Contact Info:
 
Wayne Kuechler
 503-823-2119
 
Nick Choy
 503-584-3887