NOT a Thousand Dollar Paella Party

We are thrilled to report that the NOT a Thousand Dollar Paella Party benefit for local anti-hunger organizations collected 750 pounds of food and $1,900 in monetary donations!

“I am very grateful to the people of Beaverton for their generosity. We are committed to caring for each other and showing kindness to those in our community who are in need.”
– Jerome Sibayan

Jerome was stunned to learn that his opponent, Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, was holding an up-to $1,000 per person fundraiser to solely benefit her campaign, where donors will eat paella prepared by Democratic lawmakers:

“I believe that government exists to serve all of the people, not just those who can afford a thousand-dollar ticket, and especially now when Beaverton families are struggling, and pandemic recovery is an ongoing challenge. That’s why I’m holding a NOT a Thousand Dollar Paella Party to benefit local anti-hunger organizations.”

Who

Beaverton City Council Candidate Jerome Sibayan’s “NOT a Thousand Dollar Paella Party” with former Mayor Denny Doyle, former City Councilor Cate Arnold and many more! 


What

A benefit for local anti-hunger organizations Bethel Congregational Church (5150 SW Watson Avenue in Beaverton) and St. Matthew Lutheran Pantry (10390 SW Canyon Road in Beaverton). 

The communities served by these anti-hunger organizations especially need specific pantry staples including peanut butter, any canned meats, vegetables, fruit or soup, pasta, rice, cereal, beans, shelf-stable milk and cooking oil. In addition, the pantry at Bethel Congregational also requests toiletries (soap, shampoo, paper products, etc).

For even greater an impact, please consider making a financial donation at give.oregonfoodbank.org.  For more information on ways to get involved in anti-hunger efforts, please visit oregonfoodbank.org.


When

Saturday, August 21, 2021
2:00-6:00 p.m.

Swing by with your non-perishable donation items after visiting Beaverton Farmers Market or running your weekend errands to say “hi” to Jerome and friends and help your neighbors in need!


Where

4455 SW Hocken Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97005
(located between Farmington and Canyon Road)


Why

1 in 5 people in our community are food insecure, an increase from 1 in 11 families prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Thank you to

Bob Lanphere, Jr., Owner of the Lanphere Auto Group, who offered the lot for the drive (and who has endorsed Jerome).

Domonic Biggi, CEO of Beaverton Foods, Inc., America’s Finest Gourmet Condiments since 1929, for contributions to the drive (and who has also endorsed Jerome).


Want to help?

If you’d like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Francine Raften, Campaign Manager, Jerome for Beaverton City Council at francine@francineraften.com.