Elected officials to fight hunger


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Elected leaders throughout Washington County will band together to fight hunger on wednesday.

Mayors, legislator and other officials from every corner of county will repack food at Oregon Food Bank West to send a strong message that we can eliminate hunger when we all work together.

"Washington County has many examples of success and affluence. But it also has too many examples of substantial hunger. The Oregon Food Bank provides food to close to 90 front-line partner agencies in Washington County. They need our support. We want to bring increased attention and donations to support OFB and its partner agencies in Washington County," says Banks Mayor John Kinsky

The officials will gather from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Oregon Food Bank West, 1870 N.W. 173rd Ave. in Beaverton. They will include the following:

• Jeff Dalin, Mayor, Cornelius

• Craig Dirksen, Mayor, Tigard

• Denny Doyle, Mayor, Beaverton

• David Hatcher, Mayor, North Plains

• Keith Mays, Mayor, Sherwood

• John Kinsky, Mayor, Banks, and business owner Lanai Kinsky

• Pete Truax, Mayor, Forest Grove

• Joseph Gallegos, Representative-Elect, House District 30

• Ben Unger, Representative-Elect, House District 29

• Rob Drake, City Manager, Cornelius (former Mayor of Beaverton)

• Dave Schamp, Councilor, Cornelius

"More than a third of those eating meals from an emergency food are children. That's simply unconscionable. Hunger is a solvable problem. When we all work together — doing what we can — we can eliminate hunger," says Kinsky.