Community, Cottage Grove, Creswell

Declaring ‘Independence from Hunger’

Cottage Grove Grocery Outlet's expanded food drive benefits Cottage Grove's Community Sharing Program and the Creswell Food Pantry. From left: co-owners Kori and Ed Sowa, Bob Boettcher, Winnie Balaty, Kurt Blachnik, Phyllis Smith (background), Jeanne Barclay, Judy Surface and Susan Blachnik. Photo Provided/Rose Sleanbeck

There's nothing like a little neighborly cooperation.
For the past six years, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, at 200 S. Gateway Boulevard in Cottage Grove, has held an Independence from Hunger food drive benefiting Cottage Grove's Community Sharing Program. This year . . .