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Tigard Farmers Market helps fight hunger with food drive

The Tualatin Valley Gleaners will also help with the project

Normally, the Tigard Area Farmers Market feeds others, providing the best in fresh, local produce to area residents.Tigard Farmers Market

But this week, the Farmers Market will be taking donations from others. The market, located at 8777 S.W. Burnham St., will be accepting fresh, canned, boxed and bagged items at its food drive booth from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tigard Farmers Market will be teaming up on the project with the Tualatin Valley Gleaners, a food service program that serves the Washington County area's low-income, disabled and elderly residents. The Gleaners organization is made up of local low-income members of the community striving to help end hunger. In addition to food, vehicle donations, cash, and pet and personal supplies are also welcome.

"With Tigard’s population of over 50,000, that means we could have 7,500 community members not having enough to eat," the Farmers Market said in a press release. "It could be a neighbor, a friend or a co-worker."

Donations can also be made at tualatinvalleygleaners.org/wish-list-and-needs.