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Steve Murray, who runs the Food Bank here in central Oregon says he's certainly seen the need increase.  The region's food bank supplies food to forty different agencies.

 

"Those agencies delivir about 20 thousand meals every month.  If you go back like four years, they were serving 12 to 13 thousands every month.  So you can see there's been a signfiicant increase.  And twenty thousand is eight percent of our population.  And thats every month, 12 months a year , all year round.

 

The state-wide surveys found more than half the repsondents say they ran out of SNAP benefits or the high cost of food caused them to go to the food bank to feed their families.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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