Pouregon is a site with a mission to spotlight the great beverages made and poured in Oregon. While we enjoy our favorite beverages it’s nice to have an opportunity to give when we get. The Waterfront Blues Festival is owned and operated by Oregon Food Bank and raises food, funds to fight hunger. 100 percent of all donations at the gate help Oregon Food Bank.
- Friday, July 2, gates open at 2 p.m., music from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Saturday, July 3, gates open at 11 a.m., music from noon to 10 p.m.
- Sunday, July 4, gates open at 11 a.m., music from noon to 10 p.m.
- Monday, July 5, gates open at 11 a.m., music from noon to 9 p.m.
The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival has raised more than 1.35-million pounds of food and $4-million dollars to help fight hunger over the last 22 years. Admission is a donation of $10 PLUS two cans of food per person per day. Four-day Festival Grounds Passes, special Blues Buddy and exclusive Blues Benefactor and Individual Sponsor passes are for sale in advance at www.waterfrontbluesfest.com via Tickets Oregon. Four-day passes will also be available at the festival site.
Most wanted foods
- Oregon Food Bank needs these nutritious foods:
- canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
- canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
- cooking oil
- canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
- pasta, rice, cereal
- canned fruits
- 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed).
Oregon Food Bank can’t use:
To ensure food safety, they cannot use:
- rusty or unlabeled cans
- perishable items
- homemade items
- noncommercial canned or packaged items
- alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
- open or used items
Why both food and funds matter
Due to the recession, distribution of emergency food has reached record levels. Food drives provide some of the healthiest and highest-quality food we receive and are a direct connection between donors and people who are hungry
Oregon Food Bank makes efficient use of cash donations.
Your $10 donation enables Oregon Food Bank to collect and distribute enough food to fill an emergency food box to supply a family for three to five days. In an average month, an estimated 210,000 people rely on food from emergency food boxes to stave off hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Wash. Of those, 36 percent are children.
Enjoy the Fourth of July of weekend!