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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.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.