There are now expanded hours for the public donation site at St. Edward Catholic Church.
In April, Marion County Public Health set up a donation site at the church two days a week. Donations are now being accepted five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The site gathering food and household necessities for community members, as well as items for community partners that provide assistance to individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
Volunteers working the center Monday, May 19, said baby items (food, diapers, pull-ups and wipes) and travel-sized personal care items (including feminine hygiene products) are among the most desperately-needed in the area. Homemade, cloth face masks can also be donated.
Items are distributed directly to service providers or community members from Marion Polk Food Share and its network of local food banks.
The church is located at 5303 River Road N, in Keizer.
For more information, contact Marion County at: [email protected].