Retired Oregon Teacher Leads Food Pantry to Serve Low-Income Students


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Chris Ferguson, a retired teacher in the Bethel School District, has led a farmers' market-like food pantry at Cascade Middle School every Monday for the last year.

At 62, Ferguson is one of the district's most dedicated volunteers. Ferguson hauls boxes full of fruits and vegetables from FOOD for Lane County each week to give to low-income families.


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Federal Programs Related to - Food Distribution

Programs that provide access to free or low-cost food products. Baby Food Suppliers; Brown Bag Programs; Commodity Distribution; Emergency Food; Food Aid Programs; Food Banks; Food Baskets; Food Clearinghouse Programs; Food Closet Programs; Food Gleaning Programs; Food Lines; Food Pantry Programs; Food Supplement Distribution; Food Vouchers; Groceries on Wheels; Grocery Vouchers; Sack Lunches/Dinners; Surplus Commodity Distribution

Federal Programs Related to - Hunger Action

Programs which seek to alleviate and prevent hunger. Includes domestic and international programs.

Federal Programs Related to - Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other

Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the practice of charitable giving and volunteering or to represent and serve a wide range of philanthropic and charitable institutions.


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