Inmates at Oregon State Penitentiary, in collaboration with Department of Corrections food service coordinators, have been working on an initiative to donate the prison’s leftover food.

We believe there is a definite need for food in the community and hope to give it to an outreach organization in the area. The organization that would best benefit from this opportunity will have the man power and logistic capabilities as well as regular transportation to pick up full containers of surplus food, clean the containers and return them on a daily basis.

The logistics on our end are all worked out. What is now required is for any interested party to contact our food service manager Aaron Powers at aaron.j.powers@doc.state.or.us.

We believe this is an inspired move of the Holy Spirit and we hope you will pray about this issue whether you partake or not.

Jacob Jai McGhee

Salem