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  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Harvest Dinner

    Celebrate Northwest bounty at the Oregon Harvest Dinner

    October 4, 2011

    featuring former Trail Blazer Terry Porter

    Slip into your blue jeans, add a little bling and mosey down to “Home Grown,” a fundraising dinner and auction, presented by Oregon Food Bank Board of Directors, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.

    Begin the night shooting baskets and getting your photo taken with former Portland Trail Blazer Terry Porter. The cocktail reception also features a silent auction, bluegrass by Jackstraw Trio and hors d’oeuvres by Provvista, New Seasons Market, Tastebud and Oregon Ice Works food carts.

  • Emergency food box recipient

    First time ever: Emergency food box distribution exceeds 1 million

    September 30, 2011

    For the first time ever, distribution of emergency food boxes in Oregon and southwest Washington topped 1 million as growing levels of long-term unemployment forced more and more people to fall into poverty and to seek emergency food.

  • Volunteers

    Volunteer to help fight hunger

    September 7, 2011
    September is Hunger Action Month

    Oregon Food Bank seeks volunteers to repack food at its facilities in Portland (7900 N.E. 33rd Ave.) and in Beaverton (1870 N.W. 173rd Ave.).

    Volunteers sort and repack bulk food donations and food purchases into family-size portions. Oregon Food Bank then distributes the repacked food through its statewide network of 20 regional food banks and more than 900 local agencies and programs.
  • Buddy Guy

    A record-breaking year for the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival

    July 11, 2011

    Amazing performances, perfect festival weather, enthusiastic volunteers, committed sponsors and generous blues fans helped make the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival the most successful ever.

    The festival attracted more than 120,000 people, who contributed 110,454 pounds of food and $748,000 to Oregon Food Bank, through donations at the gate as well as advance purchases of special passes, exceeding the festival’s donation goal of 100,000 pounds of food and $650,000.

    The annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, is Oregon Food Bank’s largest fundraising event. Every $10 donation allows Oregon Food Bank to move more than 40 pounds of food through the OFB Network to help struggling families, seniors and the disabled. The festival is owned and operated by Oregon Food Bank. One-hundred percent of entry donations help Oregon Food Bank fight hunger throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

    Photo by festival photographer Joe Cantrell.

  • Garden

    OFB encourages gardeners to plant a row to help fight hunger

    May 26, 2011

    Help get more nutritious foods to people who are hungry

    Planting a vegetable garden? Consider planting a few extra plants or even an extra row to help fight hunger. Join Plant a Row. Launched in 1995 by the Garden Writers Association, Plant a Row for the Hungry is a people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce to help fight hunger. Get started.

  • NALC

    Help letter carriers stamp out hunger

    April 26, 2011

    Donate at any post office until the end of the day on Wednesday, May 18.

    It's not too late to help stamp out hunger!  It’s easy. Simply take nonperishable food donations to your local post office. 

    The goal of the Oregon Food Bank Network is to collect 2 million pounds of food during the letter carriers food. Last year’s NALC Food Drive raised more than 1.7 million pounds of food throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

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