NW Natural Joins State Lawmakers to Help Linnton Food Pantry

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November 25, 2013

 

NW Natural Joins State Lawmakers to Help Linnton Food Pantry

A van stocked with food will be donated to feed the hungry today

PORTLAND, Ore. — Today at 11 a.m. NW Natural (NYSE:NWN), is donating one of its retired company vans to the Linnton Community Center Food Pantry at 10614 NW St. Helens Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Inside the van is food donated by Safeway, the Oregon Food Bank, and State Senator Betsy Johnson and her husband John Helm. The food will be delivered to recipients tomorrow in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

“Volunteers at the Linnton Community center work tirelessly to provide food to all the people who come to us for assistance. This new van will be an enormous helping our areas most vulnerable families,” said Daniel Faccinetti, executive director, Linnton Community Center. “The donation of food couldn’t come at a better time as we are ramping up for the holiday season. We are very grateful to Senator Johnson, Representative Witt and NW Natural for their dedication to this important work.”

The donation was organized by State Senator Betsy Johnson with assistance from State Representative Brad Witt. “People in our area are in desperate need of assistance and we want to do all we can help them get through the winter without going hungry,” said Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose. “We are grateful to our corporate partners who have stepped up to help with this.”

About Linnton Community Center

The Linnton Community Center is a multiple use facility that is home to neighborhood meetings, year-round bilingual preschool, youth activities programs, special events, and recreation. It is also home to the Hungry families program, a food pantry that fed 8006 people last year. The Linnton Community Center has served people from Northwest Portland’s Linnton and Northwest Industrial neighborhoods since 1926. Visit www.linnton.com for more information.

About NW Natural

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 689,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.

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