Help improve the lives of your neighbors and community this holiday season. Here are ways you can help:
Make a donation: Your gift will provide food and education for our neighbors in need and to support all of Oregon Food Bank’s hunger ending activities. $5 = 15 meals. Donate now.
Signup to volunteer in 2015: If you have a packed schedule this holiday season, you can signup to volunteer in the new year. We need your help year-round! Sign up here.
December 19, 2014
“I went to my doctor and he told me I am pre-diabetic and that I needed to eat healthier and lose weight,” said Dawn, a local nutrition education graduate. “My husband and I used to eat out a lot but since he’s the only one working right now, we need to save money.”
Volunteers who teach nutrition education courses at Oregon Food Bank say many of the participants face similar issues. Nutrition education classes meet once a week for six weeks and are designed to challenge food preferences and habits. Along with cooking methods, nutrition, and food safety, students take a tour of a local grocery store where they learn practical shopping and meal planning. These skills combined increase food security and quality of life.