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.
July 11, 2013
Festival fans donate record-breaking $1.3 million to fight hunger
Perfect festival weather, a high-powered lineup, committed sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and generous blues fans helped make the 2013 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival a sensational success.
The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised a record-breaking $1,315,000 through donations at the gate as well as purchases of special passes and DME blues cruise tickets, exceeding the festival’s $1 million goal.
June 7, 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.
May 13, 2013
House Agriculture Committee’s approximate $21 billion cut to SNAP will threaten children and families who are struggling with hunger.
Oregon Food Bank responded sharply today to a proposal from the House Agriculture Committee that would limit access to hunger-relief benefits during a time of unprecedented need in our region.
April 29, 2013
Help stamp out hunger. It’s easy. Simply place a bag of nonperishable food donations by your mailbox on the morning of Saturday, May 11, for the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive.
This is the one day of the year that everyone has the opportunity – with the help of letter carriers – to easily donate food to help families in need in their community.
April 26, 2013
Oregon Food Bank seeks volunteers to help make the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Saturday, May 11, a rousing success to benefit people who are hungry in Oregon and southwest Washington.
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.
April 24, 2013
The “Help with the Basics” campaign sponsored by Northwest Natural Gas Company, dba NW Natural (NYSE:NWN), Oregon Food Bank and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has raised $25,000 to help those less fortunate afford food, housing and heat.
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.”
April 18, 2013
“If my mom wouldn’t have gotten these food boxes, we would have no food to live.” 8th grader
More than a hundred food bankers from every corner of Oregon converged on Salem today to deliver more than a thousand paper plates, each filled with a message from a constituent (see examples above) and to ask legislators to invest in the state’s partnership with the Oregon Food Bank Network through the Oregon Hunger Response Fund.
“It takes the commitment and resources of all sectors – public, private and nonprofit – to fight hunger in Oregon,” says Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank.