Local wineries team up with UCAN to help end hunger
The first month of generous donations from Umpqua Valley wineries ended Tuesday. But that’s OK, because the program, known as “Pouring Generosity,” doesn’t come to an end until Aug. 31.
Fourteen local wineries have partnered with the United Community Action Network’s Douglas County Food Bank for a two-month campaign to end hunger in Douglas County. Each has contributed different pledges based on the participation from the community.
Some wineries will donate $1 per bottle of certain vintages, others promise $5 when cases of wine are sold. Four wineries have tied donations into summer events they host; another is donating part of their tasting fees. One in particular is devoting its fall grape picker’s budget. A full list of participating details can be found at www.pouringgenerosity.com.
Participation has doubled since last year when the campaign started. Participation has doubled since last year, when donations totaled approximately $4,500. The goal this year is to raise $15,000.