OFB General

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • NALC

    Letter Carriers Food Drive is Saturday, May 12

    April 30, 2012
    Help stamp out hunger! It’s so easy. Simply place a bag of nonperishable food donations by your mailbox on the morning of Saturday, May 12, for the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive.

    This is the one day of the year that all Americans have the opportunity – with the help of letter carriers – to easily donate food to help hungry families in their community. The “Stamp Out Hunger” effort is the largest single-day food drive in the world. The NALC food drive has collected more than one-billion pounds of food nationally since the food drive’s inception in 1993.

    “The Food Drive gives everyone the chance to be part of something bigger than anything we could do alone. … Every can and package of food collected makes a difference in someone’s life.” – Shawneen Betha, Portland Postmaster

  • Donors respond to Bank of America's Gift for Opportunity Fund

    March 28, 2012
    Thanks to the generous support of individuals and a match offer from Bank of America, $6,806.88 was raised in donations for Oregon Food Bank, that will in turn provide 20,420 meals to assist families in Oregon and Clark County, Wash.
  • Most Admired logo

    OFB one of Oregon's most admired nonprofits

    December 8, 2011
    Oregon Food Bank was named the Most Admired Nonprofit Organization in the Portland Business Journal's 2011 survey for Oregon's Most Admired Companies.

  • Fill the Bag logo

    Fill the Bag to help fight hunger

    December 6, 2011
    Drop off a bag of nonperishable food at Jiffy Lube or U.S. Bank, Nov. 14 to Dec. 31, 2011
    Fill a bag this holiday season and help Oregon Food Bank respond to record demand for emergency food. Simply drop off food donations at any Jiffy Lube or U.S. Bank. Or donate funds online. Simply designate “Fill the Bag” on the online donation form.
  • Do good bus

    Foster the People fans ride the Do Good Bus to give back at OFB

    October 12, 2011
    Portland fans give back locally as part of Foster the People's "Foster the Future" Tour

    Twenty-five Foster the People fans boarded the Do Good Bus, a transportable community service venture, this afternoon at the Roseland Theatre in Portland and embarked on a trip to an unknown location for a mystery service project.

    The Do Good Bus dropped them at Oregon Food Bank where Do Good Bus volunteers packaged 9,693 lbs of onions for Oregon Food Banks’ network agencies to distribute to families in need. Riverpoint Farms in Hermiston donated the onions to the food bank.

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