September 2020: It’s On Us Corvallis partnered with local restaurants, farmers, and other producers to provide meals to displaced Oregon residents who have been affected by the wildfires and to prevent food waste.
It's On Us Corvallis is coordinating with partners to redistribute a very generous donation of both perishable and shelf-stable food boxes to folk who are affected by the wildfires.
There are 50 boxes available and we will close the sheet when they are all claimed. In addition, there are lots of dry goods available. Stock up!
Boxes will be available for pick up at Bombs Away Cafe (2527 NW Monroe, Corvallis) between 1-5pm on Thursday 9/17/20. Overflow assessed for Friday 9/18/20.
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/vL6dTotuSqLzM3TR9
Please note: Additional community resources for fresh produce include Benton County Fairgrounds and South Corvallis Food Bank. Hot meals are available at Stone Soup Corvallis.
IOU Corvallis has opened a $1,500 tab at the following restaurants. Please order an IOU meal on us*. More restaurants coming.
Bellhop - after 5pm
*no alcohol permitted
Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds has food to distribute now and will have lunch available from 11:30am.
Stone Soup Corvallis has opened daily meals to anyone in need. Please check schedule.
/Kalamata Bistro, Bombs Away Cafe, The Brass Monkey, Block 15, and Forks & Corks have joined forces with other community business owners to continue delivery to hotels through 9/19/20.
The Red Cross will take over delivery to hotels after 9/19/20.
Meals will continue to be available from Stone Soup Corvallis.
Last week, the group distribution partners organized around a generous donation from Van Vleet Meat to supply several thousand meals to evacuees over the weekend.
Meals were delivered by Benton County volunteers to the hotels, fairgrounds, and additional shelters.
It's On Us Corvallis is working with Visit Corvallis, Benton County, and hotel owners to determine daily need and prevent food waste.
Local farmers with a surplus of produce are encouraged to contact Forks & Corks for purchase.
From the restaurants:
"While we are forced to close the doors of our restaurants, we are extremely humbled to be able to redirect our time, energy and resources to uplifting our community in this extremely difficult time.
We are indescribably grateful for the outpouring of offers of donations from other local businesses, however we do not have the ability to take physical donations at this time. If you would like to help, please consider giving to It's On Us Corvallis, who is generously coordinating monetary donations so that we can continue to cook and distribute these meals in this time of need.
Jacob, Jeff, Morgan, & Kate"
IOU is asking for donations to support the businesses and producers that participate in donating these meals to evacuees.
Donations may be made at:
To stay up to date on upcoming meal distributions, follow It’s On Us Corvallis on social media. Links in footer.
FOR MORE BENTON COUNTY RESOURCES: https://bentoncountywildfireresponse.recovers.org/