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MHS Students Helping Babies In The Community
A group of local students are helping to keep babies in our community fed and healthy with their 1st Annual Baby Food Drive. From now until December 17th, students at Marshfield High School will be collecting baby food and related items to benefit families in need of assistance.
The drive is being organized and managed by Marshfield’s Treasure Island Coffee Café Baristas and the MHS Key Club. Students are encouraged to bring their donations into school, and community members can drop off items at the Marshfield Main Office, at South 10th Street and Ingersoll in Coos Bay.
The idea for the drive originated with the Café’s assisting teacher, Stacy Gulseth. “Marshfield High School does a traditional food drive every year. As I was looking through my cupboards I noticed I had a lot of baby food jars. I immediately came up with the idea of a baby food drive. That’s when I called Oregon Coast Community Action and presented the idea to them.”
The group will be accepting non-perishable baby food and cereals, formula, new bottles, diapers, and baby wipes. The public is reminded that extra care needs to be taken with donating baby foods, and that expiration dates must be strictly adhered to. Oregon Coast Community Action will distribute donated items to local agencies in the South Coast Food Share Network at no cost.
South Coast Food Share is a program of the Oregon Coast Community Action, a non-profit network of programs that help feed, house, warm, and educate the communities of the South Coast. For more information, call 541-435-7754 or visit www.orcca.us. For more information on the drive, call Stacy Gulseth at 541-269-6650.