A contingent of local Clatsop Association of Realtors recently lent helping hands at the newly opened Clatsop Community Action Regional Food bank located in Warrenton, OR. The Realtor’s rolled up their sleeves, donned hair nets & gloves and repackaged two 500 pound boxes of cereal into smaller individual packages. Having the space for repacking is one of the benefits of the new state of the art facility. The CAR organization and it’s Realtor members are committed to further the cause of the food bank that so readily serves 36 countywide agencies that including: food pantries, women’s shelters and the Meals on Wheels program. It was agreed that the real estate agents would assist in the future as it was such a rewarding experience enjoyed by one & all. In addition to the manpower provided, the Clatsop Association of Realtor’s recently donated $ 2,000 in proceeds from their annual fundraising golf tournament.
“Last year, the food bank distributed more than 1-million pounds of emergency food to low-income residents while operating out of their previous borderline-dilapidated building in Astoria. The new building has the ability to freeze 10 times more food and repack bulk foods. It could also serve as an emergency shelter in the future in case of an event like the storm of 2007, stated George Sabol, executive director of Clatsop Community Action at the grand opening ceremony in October.
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