Close to 500 people attended Oregon Food Bank’s 2012 Oregon Harvest Dinner, Oct. 20, and raised $562,000 to support OFB’s mission.
“We thank our generous sponsors and donors for making this year’s Oregon Harvest Dinner a huge success,” said Laura Golino de Lovato, OFB’s director of development, marketing and communications.
Oregon Harvest Dinner is Oregon Food Bank’s second-largest fundraiser after the Waterfront Blues Festival.
OFB Board members Lisa Sedlar and Syd Hannigan co-chaired the event in the Rachel M. Bristol Warehouse at OFB’s headquarters in northeast Portland. Sheila Hamilton of KINK.fm 102 emceed the event, which featured performances by Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program in collaboration with Oregon Children’s Theatre. Attendees also had an opportunity to meet Susannah Morgan, OFB’s newly hired CEO, whose tenure officially begins Nov. 5. Executive Chef Michael Stanton of The Heathman Restaurant and Bar, created the dinner.
Sponsors included Fred Meyer, presenting sponsor; Daimler Trucks North America, premier sponsor; New Seasons Market, major sponsor; and lead sponsors Nike, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Tillamook County Creamery Association, Walmart and Walsh Construction.
Oregon Food Bank will use the funds to support its mission: to eliminate hunger and its root causes … because no one should be hungry.