JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A Junction City food bank held a “food parade” as a way of transporting thousands of pounds of goods to its new and improved location.
The organization plans to move to a bigger location where it can hopefully provide even more service to those in need.
Dozens of volunteers showed up to the food bank with their wagons and wheel barrows to help the organization move all of the food.
Junction City Local Aid is moving to a space that’s five times the size of its current space.
Food bank staff say this “food parade” was a great way for neighbors to help neighbors, which they say is what they’re all about.
“We wanted to have the community to come out today to have them actually help their neighbors move the food. We have literally thousands of pounds of food that we need to move today,” said Susan Jones, Junction City Local Aid Executive Director.
Organizers say they hope to eventually buy the new building and lease out space to other non-profits.