Rotarians celebrate groundbreaking of food warehouse

Nine Rotary clubs spanning Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes Counties are teaming up to raise the last $100,000
Bend Rotary Club

By Julie Brown

NeighborImpact helps meet the needs of more than 55,000 households annuals in Central Oregon. One of its missions is to tackle food insecurity and the organization is hard at work distributing more than 6 million pounds of food.

On Friday, Jan. 20, a milestone was celebrated by local elected officials, tribal leaders of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Rotary Clubs. NeighborImpact broke ground on a $5.5 million food distribution warehouse in Redmond that serves as the regional distribution hub for Oregon Food Bank.

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Nine Rotary clubs spanning Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes Counties are teaming up to raise the last $100,000 needed to construct a crucial food warehouse. Linda Johnson, president of Rotary Club of Bend, spoke on behalf of the 7 clubs that attended the groundbreaking event. Johnson talked about why the project is important to Rotary and the connection between food insecurity and aspects of a healthy community.

The building is expected to be completed in 2024.

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