Confluence was proud to join with families and school groups at the Oregon Food Bank to help package food for delivery to families across the state.
Our day started with an in-depth exploration of the intersections of race, poverty and food insecurity. Heather and Kearstin worked to plan a day that included no just service to our community be education and context to help us understand why our help was needed and what it means for the larger impact on society.
At the end, we did not solve the hunger problem in Oregon, but we did join with dozens of other concerned citizens and community members and neighbors to help package 14,168 pounds of pasta that would be distributed to help feed 11,806 families. And that's a pretty good start.