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  • Crop Donation Tax Credit Passes Senate

    February 14, 2014
    As preparation for spring planting begins, the Oregon Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would give farmers a tax credit for donations to hunger relief organizations. SB 1541 now goes to the House.

  • Regence SM

    Thanks to our Corporate Donor of the Month Regence BlueCross BlueShield

    August 20, 2013

    Over the past year, Regence BlueCross BlueShield has partnered with Oregon Food Bank through a generous donation of food, funds and friends. By supporting OFB as a Regence Community Partner Organization, they have strengthened our efforts to fight hunger.

  • Grocery Outlet Donation

    Grocery Outlet donates 21,000 pounds of apples to OFB

    June 8, 2013

    On Friday, June 7, Grocery Outlet, the largest “extreme-value” grocer in the U.S., made a donation of nearly 21,000 pounds of fresh apples to Oregon Food Bank to help feed the hungry in the local community.

  • 17th Annual Canstruction Event Benefits Oregon Food Bank

    April 24, 2013

    Celebrating two decades as one of the world's most imaginative food charities, the Canstruction® exhibition and competition will invite Oregon’s top architecture, engineering, and construction firms to transform more than 35,000 cans of food into whimsical, wildly inventive sculptures at Pioneer Place in downtown Portland from April 22 to 28, 2013.

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    Ford donates $100,000 to Oregon Food Bank to address growing problem of childhood hunger

    April 19, 2013
    Ford Motor Company Fund and Oregon Food Bank announced today a grant of $100,000 as part of the Ford Focus on Child Hunger campaign. The donation is one of six grants to food banks across the Pacific Northwest intended to address the growing issue of childhood hunger in this country.

    "There is nothing more heart-wrenching than a child going hungry," said Bess Wills, dealer at Gresham Ford. "We are thankful that Ford Motor Company Fund is taking steps to address this growing problem and Gresham Ford is proud to support this effort.”
  • Gleaning

    Celebrating 40 years of gleaning Oregon's bounty

    March 11, 2013
    Gleaners from throughout the state will gather at the State Capitol in Salem, Tuesday, March 12, to celebrate their rich history of 40 years of gleaning in Oregon.

    Gleaners will also ask state legislators to pass Senate Bill 430 to allow farmers and others to claim a tax deduction for food they donate to gleaners and other hunger-relief groups.

  • MLK day

    650 volunteers to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with day of service fighting hunger

    January 15, 2013
    “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’”
    – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    With generous support from Bank of America, more than 650 volunteers will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service repacking food and sorting food-drive donations at two Oregon Food Bank facilities.
  • NALC 2012

    2012 Letter Carriers Food Drive collects nearly 1.3 million pounds of food

    May 30, 2012

    In just one day, the 2012 Letter Carriers Food Drive collected 1,334,653 pounds of nonperishable food in Oregon and Clark County, Wash., Oregon Food Bank announced today. In addition, the drive raised $74,459.

  • Governor Bycatch

    Governor signs innovative legislation to avoid waste and help hungry families

    May 22, 2012

    Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed House Bill 4068, clearing the way for fish, previously gone to waste, to make its way on to the plates of people who are hungry.

    The legislation targets bycatch, which is fish caught unintentionally while commercial fishing for another species. In Oregon, bycatch is mostly salmon, caught while fishermen are fishing for whiting. Bycatch can be a great source of food for Oregonians who are hungry. This new law allows bycatch to be processed for food-bank distribution.

  • Food drive

    Largest one day food drive needs your help

    May 8, 2012
    Oregon Food Bank seeks volunteers to help make the  National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Saturday, May 12, a success. Here’s how you can join this critical effort:

    Volunteer at a post office.
    Greet letter carriers as they return from collecting food from postal customers on their routes. Help unload the food from their vehicles. Sign up.  

    Adopt-a-Route. Well-identified volunteers will follow letter carriers on their postal routes and help pick up food. Sign up.

    And, most important, fill a bag of food and place it by mailbox on Saturday, May 12.  That’s something everyone can do.
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