Imagine Coffee Hosts Food Share Benefit

This Saturday, Imagine Coffee hosts three uniquely individual local songwriters for a rousing celebration of music, goodwill and food. John Donoghue of Wild Hog in the Woods, Sid Beam of Gumbo and Ralph Penunuri of the Amazing Acorn Brothers are bringing their musical styles together for a benefit celebrating Linn-Benton Food Share. This musical event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. There is a sliding scale donation of $5 and up, though no one will be refused admission to this family-friendly event.

The Linn Benton Food Share is a non-profit food bank that was established in 1980 to help feed hungry people in Linn and Benton counties. Last year, the Food Share gathered, transported, stored and distributed nearly 5 million pounds of food to 74 non-profit agencies. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, day-care centers, shelter homes and gleaning groups.

Last year food pantries distributed an average of 3,625 boxes of emergency food to over 12,300 people each month in our two-county area. Soup kitchens and emergency shelters served an additional 21,100 meals each month. Overall, Food Share clients constitute nearly one-fifth of the population in Linn and Benton counties. They are our neighbors, seniors on fixed incomes, parents trying to provide for their families on the minimum wage, unemployed persons, or families hit with high medical bills and no health insurance.

Imagine Coffee is located at 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. in Corvallis. Imagine Coffee is a unique coffee shop where each cup of coffee you purchase  a donation to charities providing food and shelter to orphans, aid in natural disasters and community needs. Learn more by visiting