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December 12, 2007
Oregon National Guard to take part in Portland Police's annual holiday food basket drive
 
Portland, Ore. – Volunteers from the Oregon National Guard will distribute holiday food baskets to qualified families throughout the Portland Metro area during an annual event coordinated by the Portland Police's Sunshine Division.

The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007. Holiday food baskets will be distributed from one of four Portland Police Precincts:

Southeast: 4735 E. Burnside, Portland OR
Northeast: 449 NE Emerson St.
East: 737 SE 106th Ave.
Sunshine Division Warehouse: 687 N. Thompson Ave.

The baskets contain all the ingredients to put together a holiday meal, including a four-pound ham. Local companies including Franz Bakery, Botsford, Goodfellows, Ventura Foods and Fred Meyer have donated food items included in the baskets, and individuals from the Oregon National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, Portland Police, and surrounding community volunteer their time to deliver the completed food baskets. Other donated items include toys and stuffed animals, which will be distributed along with the food baskets.

The media is encouraged to attend. There will be opportunity for interviews with volunteers and key personnel from both the Portland Police and the Oregon National Guard throughout the morning.
 
Contact Info:
 
Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, PAO (military liaison)
Ph: 503-339-4023
 
Detective Bob Clevinger, Portland Police Event Coordinator
Ph: 503-823-2177