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Lift UP Lions OLSHF Food Drive
Lift UP Lions OLSHF Food Drive
Give the Gift of Sight and Food Security Today! (Photo) - 10/13/22

Portland, OR - From October 16 to the 30th, you can make a difference for the neighbors in your community! The Lions Clubs in the Portland area, Oregon Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF) and Lift UP are launching an eyeglass and diabetic food drive. Lift UP’s mission is to reduce hunger and improve the lives of low-income residents in Northwest and Downtown Portland. OLSHF's mission is to screen, treat, save, and restore sight and hearing, in partnership with Lions Clubs.

For the food drive, here are the most needed food items for diabetic clients:

1. Whole Grain Pasta
2. Brown Rice
3. Any low Sodium Items such as broths, veggies, sauces, etc.
4. Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Canned Salmon, or any other Canned Meats
5. Nutbutters
6. Shelf Stable Milks

For those who can’t make it to the barrel locations (see the following list), Lift UP has set up a virtual giving page for our food drive.

Food Barrel Locations:

1.  Lions VisionGift

2201 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214-5303

2.  Pacific Eye Clinic Portland

511 SW 10th Ave., Suite 500, Portland, OR  97205

3.  Eye Promise Optical

1010 NW 22nd Ave. #144, Portland, OR  97210

4.  Devers Eye Institute 

1040 NW 22nd Ave. #200, Portland, OR  97210

5. Greenbridge Properties, LLC

511 SW 10th Ave. #1008, Portland, OR 97205, P: 503-617-6414 x 24 

6. Vernon K-8 School

2044 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR  97211

For Ana, community support is crucial. A nice big mixed green salad with bell peppers, onions, and apples is what Ana enjoys for lunch from the food provided to her from Lift UP. Ana was in a near life-ending car accident that damaged her kidneys and credits healthy food for her ongoing healing journey. She receives a Delivered Food Box and accesses Preston’s Pantry, a shopping-style pantry, once a month. 

“In order to maintain equilibrium in my health, I have to eat a certain way, lots of fruits and veggies” Ana says. “Because of my tight budget, if I didn’t get what I get from Lift UP, I wouldn’t have much to eat at all.” People like Ana on are counting on us. Every $5 equals 15 meals for someone like Ana!

Whether $5, $10, $25 or $50. It all matters in the fight against alleviating hunger in your community. Lions Community, let’s do our part!

Please visit our website to learn more or make a donation.

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