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Opening Exhibit Reception
Opening Exhibit Reception

Wed, Aug 30


Heritage Museum

Opening Exhibit Reception

Join us for the opening reception to celebrate the new exhibit, "Ella Curran: Feeding the Community."

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Time & Location

Aug 30, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA

About the Event

This exhibit tells the remarkable story of Ella Curran, Independence’s food bank namesake. Ella was born in 1929, and in her 48 years of life she impacted our community in many ways. The food bank officially became a non-profit in 1984, but Ella had long been fulfilling the food bank’s mission before it ever became an official organization.

The Ella Curran Food Bank has been providing a safety net for our community for over 40 years – and it is 100% volunteer powered. Through community partners, loyal donors, strong leadership, and dedication the food bank provides more than nutritional sustenance. The food bank welcomes all who need food, resources, or a volunteer opportunity. If you’re looking for a snapshot of Independence, walk into the food bank!

By utilizing multidimensional learning opportunities for folks of all ages, learning styles, and abilities this exhibit digs deeper into the complicated issue of local food insecurity. Often the greatest barrier to asking for assistance is breaking through the stigma of what it means to ask for food and help when there just aren’t enough resources available for you and your family. Those who utilize the food bank come from all walks of life and this exhibit shines a light on the diversity of need. Visit this exhibit to learn about Ella Curran, the history of the food bank, the impact of food insecurity, and what we can do as a community to help those facing hard times.

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