Come Join The Fun And Help Bowl Down Hunger On The South Coast!

Koos News, May 16, 2008

The Bay Area Sunrise Rotary club has joined together with Oregon Coast Community Action and its South Coast Food Share program to host Bowl Down Hunger, an event to help feed the hungry in our region. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 16, at North Bend Lanes. Local businesses are in- vited to sponsor a bowling team of 3 to 6 employees and join the fun at this great event to help vul- nerable families in our region.

Bowling teams are required with one lane assigned for each team. While the event will in- clude lots of bowling fun, those without much bowling expertise also are encouraged to partici- pate.

“Sunrise Rotary has been a stellar community partner through its great support of our South Coast Food Share program and our Share Bear Snack Pack program. Oregon Coast Com- munity Action salutes the hard work and community endeav- ors of this dedicated group and I hope its example will inspire others in helping Community Action create a brighter future for the South Coast,” said Mary Schoen-Clark, CEO of Oregon Coast Community Action. “In

May, which is National Commu- nity Action month, I hope those living within our South Coast communities will consider how they can help bring about change and to help us achieve our vision of all South Coast households thriving and living with dignity, security and hope.”

The proceeds from the bowling party will be donated to South Coast Food Share, which provides food to 32 local pan- tries and meal sites throughout Coos and Curry counties. South Coast Food Share, the regional food bank for this area through the statewide Oregon Food Bank network, can distribute and pro- vide 7 pounds of food for $1. Last year the food bank distribut- ed more than 1.5 million pounds of food to feed hungry individu- als, children and families in our region.

Oregon Coast Community Action works to house, feed, warm and educate low-income and vulnerable children, families and individuals in our region and has been serving the South Coast since 1965.

For more information, to do- nate or volunteer, those interest- ed can visit or call 888-7108.