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Oregon Food Bank to host emergency food distribution event next week

The Oregon Food Pantry is holding an emergency food distribution event on July 31 from 1-3 p.m. at Beck-Kiwanis Park in Ontario. (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

The Oregon Food Bank is hosting an emergency food distribution event in Ontario on Friday, July 31, to help meet the increased need for food due to the Covid pandemic.

Food boxes including dry, frozen and fresh food will be given to individuals and families at the event from 1-3 p.m. — while supplies last — at the Beck-Kiwanis Park, according to the event’s flier. Each household is allowed one box.

“Inside each box, we include recipes that include some of the food items being distributed as well as other local resources for food and other assistance,” said Lindsay Grosvenor, local coordinator of the Ontario-based Nutrition Oregon Campaign Hub . . .