Holiday Food Drive November 12 2014

       

As we enter this holiday season, Iris Vineyards and other local area wineries are holding a food drive in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, Food for Lane County and Willamette Valley Wineries.  Willamette Valley wineries ranked food and hunger causes as a high priority for donations in the past year. Long-term unemployment, persistent underemployment, and the high cost of food, gas, utilities, and rent are forcing more and more people to seek emergency food. The Oregon Food Bank and its statewide network (which includes Food for Lane County) are able to provide meals and groceries to families, children, seniors, and those who are disabled.

Our collective goal is 200,000 pounds of food, and we would appreciate your support! You can participate by visiting our tasting room with non-perishable food items or with a cash donation.  A list of most wanted foods is available, and you can also donate directly to the Oregon Food Bank or Food for Lane County on their websites.  The food drive will run the entire month of November and end December 22nd

In addition, all participating wineries have offered a prize for your participation! You will be entered for the prize when you visit with your donation.  Iris’ contribution is a complimentary tasting for eight people; an $80 value! Prizes will be complied and winners will be announced at the end of the drive.  We appreciate your support in helping to provide food security throughout our region!