Grants Pass Active Club handed out over 1,100 bags of produce

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Grants Pass Active Club held a fresh produce food drive at ‘Oregon Pour Authority’ Tuesday. So many cars showed up it created a traffic hazard.

Janet and Sarah Shard recently moved to the Grants Pass area.  When businesses started closing down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sarah lost her job.

“Originally I came here this morning to get a bag of food and I was inspired to help and become a part of it,” said Sarah.

The two jumped in alongside many others helping distribute the food from the Grants Pass Active Club. Over 1,100 bags of fresh produce were distributed.

“This is probably the first time I felt apart of this community since I moved here,” said Sarah.

The event began at 11 a.m. but by 9 a.m. there was already a line forming. The Active Club is the group that started Boatnik decades ago wanted to help provide food to ease stress in the community.

The owner of ‘Oregon Pour Authority’ and member of The Active Club, Marv Ronsom, says “There’s a lot of people scared right now. So we’re coming together, we hammered this out, it makes us feel great that we can give something back. It’s a win, win, win in my opinion.”

It certainly was for Janet and Sarah who relished the opportunity to give back to their new community.

NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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