November 17, 2012
A photo from the Oregon Harvest Dinner was featured in The Oregonian's Scene and Heard column.
September 4, 2012
Oregon Food Bank and SnowCap, one of OFB's Portland metro area partner agencies were featured on CBS News in a story about the drop in donations to charities during election years. Read full story and view video.
June 24, 2012
The farm bill approved by the Senate last week makes significant changes in existing farm programs, some for the better. But it takes a disproportionate whack from environmental programs, needlessly trims food stamps and does not fundamentally alter the program’s bias toward relatively well-off growers of big crops like corn, wheat and soybeans.
May 1, 2012
People are frequently honored with dinners.
Rarely is it so appropriate.
Friday's dinner to honor Rachel Bristol's retirement after 29 years leading the Oregon Food Bank symbolized literally tens of millions of other dinners, distributed over decades to Oregon families who had run out of other options. Bristol's monument was built in hundreds of church basements, out of family-size cans of chili and boxes of macaroni collected in countless food drives.
January 24, 2012
Recent news about last week’s Food Security Summit in Corvallis.
January 3, 2012
1859 Magazine recently published an interview with OFB's CEO Rachel Bristol.
November 23, 2011
A roundup of OFB's holiday season news coverage.
November 7, 2011
New census estimates show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than previously known — reaching a new level of 49.1 million, or 16 percent.
October 21, 2011
More than 400 guests donned blue jeans and bling for “Home Grown,” the annual gala to raise funds to support Oregon Food Bank’s mission: to eliminate hunger and its root causes. (All photos by Sarah Galbraith Photography.) Oregon Food Bank transformed its warehouse in northeast Portland into a lively farmer’s market, complete with food carts (Tastebud, Oregon Ice Works, New Seasons Market and Provvista), the Burnside Bridge, and an orchard. The event raised $536,000.
October 13, 2011
A FEAST is a community organizing event that provides an opportunity for participants to engage in an informed and facilitated discussion about Food, Education and Agriculture in their community and begin to work toward Solutions Together that will help build a healthier, more equitable and resilient local food system.