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Packing Potatoes for the Oregon Food Bank: Gard’s Annual Day of Service

Packing Potatoes for the Oregon Food Bank: Gard’s Annual Day of Service

Potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes! We packed 15,407 pounds of them last week at our annual Day of Service at the Oregon Food Bank.

A group of people standing in front of a colorful mural holding bags of potatoes.

Gard teamed up with a client, Threemile Canyon Farms, to volunteer at the food bank as part of our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

“Gard’s service days are always ones I look forward to!” says Alexis Wong, senior account manager and Gard DEI Committee member. “They’re a simple yet impactful way to connect back to our values while helping other Oregonians. And they’re meaningful opportunities to connect with clients, the community and one another.”

Threemile Canyon Farms donates tens of thousands of potatoes to the Oregon Food Bank each month for people experiencing food insecurity. Together, our group packed enough potatoes for about 12,839 meals. That’s 367 meals per volunteer!

The Oregon Food Bank provides nutritious food to anyone experiencing food insecurity and addresses the root causes of hunger through advocacy. They always need donations and volunteers. Visit their website to get involved.

Thank you to the Oregon Food Bank, and Threemile Canyon Farm for bringing us together to give back to the community. Learn more about Gard’s values, culture and commitment to DEI.