OFB General

  • 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.

  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield announces partnership with OFB

    August 23, 2011

    Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon announced today that it has entered into a three-year partnership with Oregon Food Bank and committed $250,000 in financial support to the organization.

    To kick off the partnership, Regence employees donated food and funds to their respective regional food banks: 900 pounds to ACCESS Food Share in Medford; 550 pounds to Marion-Polk Food Share in Salem; and 1,580 pounds and $2,214 to Oregon Food Bank – Metro Services in Portland.

  • Harvest Share

    Oregon Food Bank invites Milwaukie families in need to free Harvest Share Produce Days

    August 1, 2011
    Strawberries …  broccoli … carrots … potatoes … squash … zucchini ... peppers … garlic … apples … and more.

    Oregon Food Bank was able to get more healthy foods to hundreds of families in Milwaukie, Ore., through free produce days at two Milwaukie elementary schools with the help of a $50,000 grant from a private donor.
  • New food bank facility in Tillamook

    New name, new address: OFB - Tillamook County Services to move to larger facility

    July 21, 2011

    Grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Oregon Food Bank’s branch in Tillamook County has a new name and will soon have a new address.

  • 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.

  • Legislative Lobby Day

    Oregon Food Bank Network asks Oregon legislators to make food a priority

    April 13, 2011

    More than one hundred food-bankers from every corner of Oregon converged on Salem to ask legislators to invest in the state’s partnership with the Oregon Food Bank Network by making food a priority.

  • Governor's State Employees Food Drive raised the equivalent of 3.88 million pounds of food

    April 8, 2011

    For the 30th straight year, state employees stepped up to the plate to raise food and funds equivalent to 3.88-million pounds of food during the Governor’s State Employee’s Food Drive for the Oregon Food Bank Network. That’s enough food to fill almost 100 semi-truck loads.

  • Groupon logo

    OFB featured in Groupon campaign

    March 15, 2011
    For just $10 you can help OFB collect and distribute 40 pounds of food - the equivalent of 30 meals for people who are hungry. Sign up for Groupon to learn more and to get other great deals in the Portland area.
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