From The Corvallis Advocate:
In 2020, the unemployment rate in Corvallis spiked to above 10%, with major job losses due to the closures of restaurants, bars, and event spaces. With this enormous spike in unemployment, families with limited to no incomes have struggled to feed themselves. Thankfully, Benton and surrounding counties had already developed a safety net of food banks and food shares to serve the community when times are tough.
Part of the Linn Benton Food Share, the (South Corvallis) Food Bank has been operating since 2001 and is providing families with over 15,000 pounds of food per month.