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  • The Oregonian: David Sarasohn - Restore tax credit for donated farm products

    February 25, 2014

    For years, Oregon had a small tax credit to help farmers with the costs of getting their donated crops from the ground onto the OFB loading dock, and then it lapsed in 2011. This session of the Legislature, there’s a bill to restore it, and while everything about farming is seasonal, the moment for this couldn’t be more ripe.

  • New York Times: Food Banks Anticipate Impact of Cuts to Food Stamps

    January 22, 2014
    In Oregon, about 80,000 people will see monthly benefits reduced if Congress changes the Heat and Eat program.

  • Statesman Journal: Lawmakers hear from food banks on fighting hunger

    September 18, 2013

    Potatoes, carrots, and onions. Add a smidgeon of thyme, a few of cups of water, some salt, pepper, cayenne and a little bit of beef, and a family has all the makings of a nutritious, but easy stick-to-your-ribs stew.

    On Monday, officials with the Oregon Food Bank, Farmers Ending Hunger and others reminded lawmakers that one of their priorities is to put more fresh vegetables and protein into the hands of the hungry so they, too, can eat simply but well.

  • Portland Tribune: Jail's organic garden cultivates change

    June 20, 2013
    Caren Sargent plucks a carrot from the soil of a raised garden bed and chomps away.

    “This is the best inmate food I’ve ever had,” she says.

    Sargent is one of the lucky few inmates at Multnomah County’s Inverness Jail allowed to perform work duty at the jail’s new organic garden.

  • The Oregonian: Meet a mother who needs your help

    May 9, 2013

    The opportunity to make a difference comes right to your mailbox.

    A food pantry volunteer hands 5-year-old Shannon a bag with three cookies as her mother, Amelia, waits her turn for emergency food in the crowded lobby of Hope Pantry. Amelia's husband once built barges and got good promotions, but now he suffers from arthritis so severe he can't use his hands.

  • Susannah Morgan

    The Oregonian: New OFB head seeks the next course

    January 13, 2013
    The Sunday Oregonian published David Sarasohn’s interview with Susannah Morgan, OFB's new CEO. Susannah talks about her vision for new ways that Oregon Food Bank can address hunger.
    Read the full story.
  • December news coverage

    December 30, 2012

    A roundup of OFB's December news coverage.

  • Register Guard: Maintain federal food aid: Proposed cuts show lack of understanding

    November 26, 2012

    Both the House and the Senate have approved versions of a farm bill that cuts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. The expectation is that charities such as FOOD for Lane County will step in to fill the gap. To which Jon Stubenvoll, director of advocacy for the Oregon Food Bank, has this response: “We can’t do that — it simply won’t happen.”

  • Argus Observer: Oregon Food Bank's new CEO aims at ending hunger

    November 23, 2012
    The Oregon Food Bank has a new leader who's talking up the importance of preventing hunger.

    Susannah Morgan took over as CEO of the food bank this month. She succeeds Rachel Bristol, who retired.

  • The Jefferson Exchange: Oregon Hunger Survey

    November 20, 2012
    Beverlee Hughes, executive director, FOOD for Lane County, and a member of the OFB Board of Directors, and Sam Engel, resource development coordinator, Josephine County Food Bank, participated in a live, half-hour radio interview on Jefferson Exchange, Nov. 20, about the results of the Hunger Factors Survey.

    Listen to the interview at
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