Local food bank receives huge donation, but still needs help

Local food bank receives huge donation, but still needs help
COOS BAY - A local, independent food bank celebrates their four year anniversary with a big gift from an international corporation.

Volunteers at the faith-based Pelican Harbor Food Bank in downtown Coos Bay were busy unloading 31,000 pounds of products on Tuesday, given to them through a partnership with Operation Blessing.

The food bank says they're delighted to receive such a generous supply of items, but they still could use more help when it comes to food.

"Most of what we have on board is diapers, onions," says Director Laurel Broman. "There's pillows and there's light bulbs, but tthere's really not much food.

Broman adds, they're also looking for monetary donations to help pay for daily expenses. If you'd like to help, they can be reached at (541) 756-5543.

Pelican Harbor Food Bank is located in the Quiet Circle Thrift Store and distributes food on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Broman says, each time they're open, they feed about 350 people in the area.