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  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

    January 6, 2014
    Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. You can help Oregon Food Bank earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!
  • Aequitas Capital Donates 75 Tons of Food to Oregon Food Bank

    December 30, 2013
    A month-long corporate challenge has resulted in about 75 tons of food for Oregon Food Bank (OFB) from the rapidly growing financial services firm Aequitas Capital.

    The 130-person Lake Oswego-based firm, which specializes in alternative investments such as corporate private credit, formed teams around company executives for a four-week campaign that featured incentives, special challenges and engaging neighbor businesses.

    In all, cash and food donations equated to about three fully loaded semi-trucks, enough for OFB and its partners to provide 150,000 meals. Additionally, the Aequitas Capital staff spent approximately 64 hours volunteering at OFB and OFB West.
  • Child receiving emergency food

    Winter weather: More than an inconvenience for low-income families

    December 18, 2013
    This fall, low income families were dealt a double blow. First, Thanksgiving fell during the last week of the month, the week when SNAP benefits were running out due to cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

    Then it was December, ushering in all of the dreads that low-income parents feel with Christmas approaching: trying to figure out how you will feed the kids during Christmas break; signing up for a Christmas food box & gifts for the kids; not knowing if an appropriate gift will be donated for your child; knowing there will barely be enough food for the holiday to seem like a celebration; finding where the free trees will be given out. Or maybe, just maybe, you can squeeze enough out of your paycheck for one special gift for each kid. Then the winter storms hit early and all plans go out the window…
  • PGE Logo

    Corporate donor of the month: PGE

    December 5, 2013

    PGE works collaboratively nonprofits and other organizations in an effort to meet the needs of their community and achieve their business goals. With great consideration, they invest in programs and sponsor events that reflect their customers’ values, employees’ community interests, and their company’s business priorities.


  • Give a meal

    Give a meal this holiday season

    November 25, 2013

    Turn $1 into $3 to help fight hunger! Bank of America's Give a Meal Program will add $2 for every $1 donated to help put even more meals on the table for families who struggle with hunger this holiday season. Give at http://go.bofa.com/qc59.

    To ensure that your gift will benefit Oregon Food Bank, simply enter your Portland-area zip code and select the option to have your donation benefit your local food bank.

    Thank you for your gifts to help fight hunger.

  • Donate to OFB through Willamette Week's Give!Guide

    November 11, 2013

    Oregon Food Bank is proud to once again be among 129 hand-selected Portland nonprofits to participate in the Willamette Week Give!Guide. Every year, Willamette Week makes it easy for the people of Portland to make a donation — and a connection — to organizations doing good in our community. There are lots of incentives for those who donate through the guide, so give early and often! We thank you for your support and wish you and your family a happy holiday season.

  • Providence

    Corporate donor of the month: Providence

    November 6, 2013

    Through innovation, excellence, good stewardship and working together through their organization, Providence continues to lead change to improve the health of our communities.

    The Providence Mission reaches out beyond the walls of care settings to touch lives in the places where relief, comfort and care are needed. Their community benefit spending is about treating not just the patient and family, but the total health of the community.

  • holiday card

    Send a gift of hope

    October 17, 2013
    Purchase OFB's festive and colorful Winter Bounty cards as holiday gifts for friends and family!

    Your purchase will directly help people who struggle with hunger, while spreading a message of caring and compassion. Order cards.
  • Annual Report offers a fresh perspective on hunger

    October 10, 2013
    For the third year in a row, the Oregon Food Bank Network distributed more than 1 million emergency food boxes in Oregon and southwest Washington.

    This staggering figure underscores the fact that hundreds of thousands of families and individuals throughout our region continue to struggle with hunger. But with the support of our community, donors and partners, we were able to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need. Learn more.
  • Nut ed

    Fresh choices and healthy ideas

    October 10, 2013
    Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® program brings hands-on cooking skills and nutrition education to families throughout our region and around the country. While classes in the Metro area began in 1999, CCA Regional Food Bank in Clatsop County was the first OFB satellite partner to offer the Cooking Matters® program in its coastal community in 2010.

    Marlin Martin remembers one of the first young women who attended. “Prior to her class, she fed her children Hamburger Helper three to four times every week,” says Martin, the Food Bank Director at the Astoria-based center. “Since the class, she never uses it. Meals are comprised of fresh fruits and veggies and then filled in with other things.”
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