JOHN DAY - This week, the Blue Mountain Eagle launched a business-to-business challenge to aid the Prairie Wood Products/Johnson Holdings food drive.
The business challenge will continue for seven weeks. Each week one office will pile up canned goods for the drive and then challenge another office to meet or beat the donation.
Publisher Marissa Williams said the idea is to create a good-natured competition that boosts participation in the food drive. The Eagle staff is starting the contest this week, challenging Bisnett Insurance to match their donations.
Details will be published each week in the Eagle.
Meanwhile, individuals, businesses and groups can donate directly to the drive by taking nonperishable foods to Grant Western Lumber Company, where the goods will be stored for the food bank.
Deliveries will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, except holidays, through Nov. 30. For more information or to schedule large drop-offs, call 541-575-2811.
Donors also can write checks payable to Grant County Food Bank and send them to the food bank at 530 E. Main St., John Day, OR 97845.