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Crook County, partners to hold food distribution event


PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Crook County, with the support of local partners, has secured $50,000 to purchase food for the community and will be holding a two-day drive-thru distribution event next week. 

Here's the rest of their full announcement:

During this very challenging time, Crook County – Holiday Partnership, Search and Rescue, Fortis Construction and Facebook are stepping up with a food distribution project to help those in the most need in our community.  This project is intended to compliment all the other great food projects we have in our county. 

The Crook County Health Department as the lead agency is partnering with local support agencies and volunteers.  Enough money was raised to buy non-perishable food to serve over 1,500 households with nearly a weeks’ worth of food.  In addition to this, NeighborImpact has stepped up and will be supporting this project with Dairy and Produce Food Boxes.

It truly does take a village, and Crook County wants you all to know that our village hears you and is here to support you.  Volunteers have stepped up and will be helping to sort, bag and hand out the food. 

During this challenging time of pandemic, we will be practicing all the requirements of the Oregon State Executive Order by wearing face coverings and maintaining our physical distancing. 

Without the support of our residents and the work being done behind the scenes from not just the Health Department but all our partners, this project could not be a success. 

How will this work:

This will be a drive-through at the Crook County Fairgrounds – Everyone will enter the main gate on Main Street and drive through the Fairgrounds to Carey Foster Hall – Food collection will happen here and then exit onto Lynn Blvd.

Walk ups are also welcome – just be sure you can carry your food.

Only 1 trip through the line per household – please this is very important so that more people can be supported.

When will this happen:

Thursday, June 11, 2020 – Gates open at 9:00 am

Seniors and Veterans ONLY from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (or support staff and liaisons)

General public 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm (or until the food runs out)

                Friday, June 12, 2020 – Gates open at 9:00 am

                                General public – 9:00 am until the food runs out

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