OFB General

  • Pioneer Courthouse Square events

    Text to Give

    November 12, 2012
    Looking for a simple way to fight hunger this holiday season? All you have to do is get out your cell phone!

    Thanks to a new partnership with Pioneer Courthouse Square, you can simply text OFB to the number 20222 to make a $10 donation to OFB, now through Dec. 31, 2012.
  • Harvest Dinner

    Oregon Harvest Dinner raises $562,000 to support OFB's mission

    November 2, 2012
    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.
  • Emergency food box recipient

    USDA releases latest hunger report

    September 5, 2012
    Oregon’s hunger rate remains high, but begins to budge — Good news in jeopardy as SNAP cuts loom in Congress
    While Oregon’s hunger rate remains high, it’s finally beginning to budge in the right direction – down, according to the Household Food Security in the United States report, released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Hunger Action Month

    30 ways in 30 days to fight hunger during Hunger Action Month

    August 29, 2012
    30 ways in 30 days to fight hunger
    Volunteer. Become a monthly sustainer. Donate produce from your garden. Read a book about hunger. Skip a meal and donate funds. Host a hunger banquet in your home. Tell your hunger story. Tweet. Those are just a few of the many ways you can take action to fight hunger during September’s Hunger Action Month. Check out our list of 30 doable ways to take action.
  • Summer Harvest

    Regence to help fight childhood hunger during Summer Harvest Week, July 30 to Aug. 4

    July 27, 2012
    Hunger, unlike sunshine, is not seasonal.  Summer break means an end to regular school-day meals for students who participated in the free and reduced-cost lunch programs that serve more than186,000 kids in Oregon.

    Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon employees will lend a hand during their Summer Harvest Week by volunteering with OFB, including at its Harvest Share program at the Baltazar Ortiz Center in NE Portland on Thursday, Aug. 2. The center distributes fresh produce to 150 families with children each month. In addition, Regence employees will hold food and fund drives in Portland, Salem and Medford to benefit Oregon Food Bank and will volunteer to repack food at OFB’s headquarters throughout the week.

  • Summer Meals Logo

    Summer meals are in, when school is out

    July 10, 2012
    This summer, free meals are available to all children and teens 1-18 years old. No applications are necessary and all children and teens are welcome. To find the nearest summer meal site, visit or call toll-free 1-800-SAFENET (723-3638). In addition to lunch, some sites offer breakfast and snacks to accompany a day of fun activities.

  • Love to cook? Oregon Food Bank needs volunteers in Washington and East Multnomah counties

    June 11, 2012
    Do you love cooking? Oregon Food Bank seeks volunteers for its Cooking Matters™ program.
    Oregon Food Bank especially needs bilingual volunteers and volunteers who live in Washington County and east Multnomah County.
  • 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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