Cow Creek Tribe distributes $34K to Douglas County food banks to help feed hungry

The Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe distributed $34,000 to seventeen food pantries in Douglas County, Dec. 19, 2017. (SBG)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe this week distributed $34,000 to seventeen food pantries in Douglas County.

Checks were presented by Cow Creek CEO Michael Rondeau, who said, “Time and again, I’ve said high tide floats all ships and that’s what the Cow Creek Tribe has always believed. Supporting community so all benefit is the best way to better community.”

Receiving Checks were: A.A.R.P. Pantry in Reedsport; Community Care Food Pantry; Dillard/Winston Food Pantry; FISH Drain; Glendale/Azalea Christmas; Glide Helping Hands; Roseburg Rescue Mission; South Douglas Food Bank; St. Francis Community Kitchen; St. Joseph’s Community Kitchen; St. Vincent de Paul of Myrtle Creek; St. Vincent DePaul of Roseburg; Sutherlin/Oakland Emergency Pantry; FISH; The Friendly Kitchen; The Salvation Army, and UCAN.

“This is overwhelming. You have no idea how much this gift is appreciated,” Bernice McClellan said upon learning of the check award the Dillard/Winston Food Pantry was to receive.

The Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe gives philanthropically through the Cow Creek Umpqua Foundation, the Cow Creek Tribal Board, the CEDAR funds, and through in kind giving.

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