Filling the pantry to overflowing


(Photos by Laura Wilson, Cindy Wobbe and Jared Anderson/Siuslaw News)

Pounding for Food Share combines community donations with corporate match

The 22nd annual “Pounding,” held each year the Saturday before Thanksgiving to help fill the pantry of Florence Food Share, had 22,096 pounds of food donated at this Saturday’s event.

“I’m so grateful for the significant turnout by our awesome community,” said Florence Food Share Executive Director Colin Morgan, who has seen the need for the food share go up in recent months. “Costs are going up for everyone, but that just shows you cannot keep our community down.”

For Pounding founder Cindy Wobbe, “Once again, our community showed up. I'm always humbled by the response folks show to this annual event. Some gave a little, some gave a lot, and together we stocked the pantry to overflowing. I'm grateful.”

As has become an annual custom, local manufacturing company Top Hydraulics will be matching the pounds donated with a donation. Except this year, “They said they will round up to $25,000 in honor of the tremendous effort our community put in,” Morgan said, adding his many thanks.