December 1, 2015
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 29, 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
Albertsons donated 3-million pounds of food to OFB during fiscal year 2008-09 – making it the number one food donor within any single fiscal year. That’s enough food to help agencies fill about 60,000 emergency food boxes for hungry families.
Did you know that the Guiness World Record for the longest kickball game was recently set here in Portland?
In addition to playing kickball for more than 33 hours, Portland kickball players also raised food and funds for OFB.