November 19, 2014
Leadership Award - Fred Meyer
Partnership is about synergistic, collaborative efforts. Fred Meyer Stores engages everyone. From their leadership team and their employees to their vendors and customers, they help the community focus on alleviating hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Their thoughtful and strategic leadership encourages innovation and teamwork throughout the OFB Network and their stores. Fred Meyer is willing to try new methods to end hunger, even if the results are not immediate.
November 5, 2014
Ford Motor Company Fund
It is said that Henry Ford never forgot the common man. The Ford Motor Company Fund honors this legacy by building strong communities through support for basic needs to our neighbors in need. In just two years, the Ford Motor Company Fund has provided significant funding and systematically worked to engage every single Ford dealership in the Pacific Northwest to actively fight childhood hunger in the local community. They plan to unleash the same horsepower to fight the root causes of hunger. We appreciate their extraordinary commitment and exceptional engagement.
October 28, 2014
Food Donor of the Year
– Ron LeFore Family Farms
Members of the LeFore family have worked the soil for generations. It all began when two brothers left their fruit stands in the Ukraine to try farming in America. For many years, Ron LeFore Family Farms have quietly donated to food banks throughout the Feeding America network. They produce and pack some of the Northwest’s finest apples. Within their commercial packing lines there is a “food bank” category. This high quality product will go to families in need throughout the Pacific Northwest. In spite of a less than average harvest in 2013, Ron LeFore Family Farms donated 200,000 pounds of apples.
March 1, 2014
Nike earns the top spot for March due to their inclusive food, funds and friends partnership with Oregon Food Bank. Their creativity shines, their enthusiasm is catching and the efforts are greatly appreciated. Thank you Nike and Nike employees.
January 28, 2013
When you think of Nike, sports, athletes and competitive spirit probably come to mind. What you may not realize is that Nike employees are fabulous volunteers, who combine that same competitive spirit with a philanthropic passion for helping others.
October 3, 2012
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon (Regence) has been instrumental in strengthening the internal structure of Oregon Food Bank and continues to be a powerful OFB Network partner.
In July 2012 alone, Regence’s statewide food drive collected 610 pounds of non-perishable food, raised $2,572 in general support. In addition, Regence employees volunteered 293 hours at various agencies throughout the state. What’s more, Regence recently made a $25,000 donation to Oregon Food Bank and issued a match challenge to donors in our quarterly newsletter. Inspired? Go to https://community.oregonfoodbank.org/donatenow
October 26, 2011
Learn about community food security, OFB's education programs to address the root causes of hunger, estate planning, or how to make the most of your retirement at one of OFB's Community Partners events this holiday season.
May 17, 2011
This May, locally owned and operated, mobba.com will join forces with Oregon Food Bank to help fight hunger. Mobba offers daily deals on fun things to eat, see and do in Portland. To receive daily deals, sign up at www.mobba.com. Between May 9 and June 5, 2011, a portion of the purchase price for all Mobba deals will benefit Oregon Food Bank.
March 15, 2011
Did you know that 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. www.groupon.com/portland
January 20, 2011
The Kresge Foundation has awarded Oregon Food Bank an $800,000 challenge grant to complete the purchase and renovations of OFB West. With your help, we will meet this challenge and reach our $8.5 million goal by spring. To contribute to our permanent Westside home and expanded services, please make a donation and designate your gift to the Kresge Challenge Grant. Naming opportunities remain available.