The Riverhouse, Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police And La Pine Christmas Basket Association To Celebrate 10 Years Of Assembling Food Baskets for Needy Families In Central Oregon


Since 2003, this food basket program has given away 76,000 pounds of food to over 24,000 Central Oregonians in need.

This year’s baskets will include all the trimmings to feed 2,400 people this Christmas. The La Pine Christmas Basket Association will provide the turkeys, while The Riverhouse will provide the potatoes, apple pie, green beans, corn – over 6000 lbs of food with the help of suppliers and donations from Sysco Foods, Diageo Wine, Precept Wine, Big Sky Brewery, and ODOM Southern Distributing.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and City of Bend Police Department help assemble the baskets as well as distribute to needy families.

The Riverhouse, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, City of Bend Police and the La Pine Christmas Basket Association will be assembling the holiday food baskets at 10 am on December 21 at the Riverhouse. 

For more information, please contact Shannon Hinderberger, Marketing Manager at the Riverhouse at

About the Riverhouse

 Nestled along the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon, The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center offers 220 spacious hotel guest rooms, award winning steaks at Crossings Restaurant and an 18-hole Championship Golf Course. The Riverhouse Convention Center has over 36,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet rooms that can accommodate 5 to 1,700 guests.  It is largest single meeting room east of the Cascades. For more information about the Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, visit us online at


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