A brand new truck is delivering food to people in need across Marion and Polk counties. More than just a standard delivery truck, this truck has refrigeration so that food can stay fresh and cool, as well as an automatic lift gate so large pallets can be loaded and unloaded with ease. Best of all, this truck is possible because of the combined efforts of hundreds of community members and organizations who came together to purchase it.
“It may seem funny, but a reliable fleet of trucks is absolutely essential to feeding people,” said Abisha Dunivin, Vice President of Operations for Marion Polk Food Share. “A good truck means that we can pick up extra perishable food, like milk and yogurt, from a local grocery store, keep it cold on the way to the warehouse, and then deliver that food to our agency partners.”
Thanks to partners like Bonaventure Senior Living, the Spirit Mountain Community Fund and local donors, this new truck is now driving the I-5 freeway to Woodburn, over the hills to Grand Ronde, up the canyon to Mill City and everywhere in between making sure that food gets to people who need it.