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  • New office hours for our Beaverton location

    July 13, 2016
    Oregon Food Bank West, located at 1870 NW 173rd Ave in Beaverton, is changing its office hours. Starting Monday, July 25th, our new office hours will be 8:00 am-4:30 pm.‚Äč
  • Thank You Blues Fans!

    July 6, 2016

    You made Blues Fest a success and helped us surpass our goal!

    The 29th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Credit Union raised $1,043,571 for Oregon Food Bank over the 4-day event.

    From the gates opening on July 1 to the culmination of the festival on the 4th of July with fireworks, the event was one of the best yet! Weather was perfect, the music was hot and the support of attendees was amazing. 

    With your help, along with our generous sponsors, we will provide nutritious food to 1 in 5 of our neighbors facing hunger during the summer months and beyond.
  • Corporate Donor of the Month: Kaiser Permanente

    July 1, 2016

    Kaiser Permanente is a longtime partner of Oregon Food Bank and this year is supporting the ground breaking program, Screen and Intervene, where health care providers screen for food insecurity in a clinical setting and connect patients screened positive with federal nutrition programs, other food assistance resources, and food literacy education.

    Learn more

  • OFB Closed on July 1, July 2 and July 4

    June 26, 2016

    Oregon Food Bank warehouses and volunteer centers at 33rd, West, Tillamook and Ontario will be closed for inventory on July 1. Our offices will be closed on Saturday, July 2 and on Monday, July 4 for the holiday. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

  • Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival

    June 24, 2016

    The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is around the corner! Join us at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on July 1-4 for Oregon Food Bank’s largest fundraising event of the year to fight hunger. 

    It’s more than just Blues. It’s rock, funk, R&B and Zydeco. It’s four stages, 100 performances, five cruises, two after-hours parties, dance competitions and July 4th fireworks! It’s supporting families and individuals in need. 

    Buy passes now: http://bit.ly/WBFpasses
    Sign up to volunteer: http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com/volunteer
  • Living in a housing crisis

    June 21, 2016

    Just under where she was sleeping, Miriam could feel the concrete. She did have some cushions, rescued from the apartment she’d just lost, to put down on the floor of her friend’s garage, but in the night she could feel the cold hardness just inches beneath her.

    And she knew that around here, she might actually count herself lucky.
  • New partnership creates opportunities, challenges

    June 6, 2016
    People struggling with hunger now have more healthy food choices due to the expansion of Oregon Food Bank’s Fresh Alliance program. Safeway joined the program in July 2015, integrating more than 100 stores over the course of 11 months. The Fresh Alliance program is designed to divert safe, edible grocery items (that might otherwise be composted or discarded) to food pantries.
  • Oregon Food Bank's response to The Atlantic's "Welfare Utopia"

    June 1, 2016
  • Senator Merkley kicks off our Hunger Doesn't Take a Break campaign

    May 16, 2016

    Summer is  around the corner and while you're probably planning getaways and barbecues, many of your neighbors are worrying about how they'll feed their families. Because Hunger Doesn't Take a Break – especially here in the Northwest. But you can take a bite out of hunger. Every twenty-five dollars donated provides seventy-five meals for people in need.
  • New workfare program helps adults keep SNAP benefits

    May 3, 2016

    A new partnership between Oregon Food Bank, Oregon’s Department of Human Services and Portland Community College is helping people affected by recent SNAP cuts. On January 1, 2016, a federal mandate kicked in to limit SNAP usage for 6,500 able bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). An ABAWD is a person between the ages of 18 and 49 who has no dependents and is not disabled. Anyone classified as an ABAWD would only get SNAP benefits for three months every three years unless they met certain special work requirements. 

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