March 13, 2015
We are thrilled to continue our Regence partnership in 2015 as one of a select group of Community Partner Organizations! Funding will support root cause work through Network capacity building and the Screen & Intervene program. Stay tuned for exciting updates throughout the year.
March 10, 2015
I think deep in their hearts everybody wants to be self-reliant; they don’t want to depend on other people. It used to be you worked 40 hours and you got some benefits, like retirement and health care. Now all the companies are saying, “We can get rid of all these benefits and just hire part-time.”
Read Henry's Story.
March 1, 2015
The energy, dedication and focus we feel when Nike employees volunteer is contagious! Employees always bring their A game to a volunteer shift and make short work of any project we present to them. Last year, employees donated over 1,283 hours to OFB packing thousands of meals for statewide distribution!
February 24, 2015
When Felicia lost her job she felt certain that she could find another. She spent months submitting applications and following job leads but nothing materialized. Finally, with just $37 to her name, she realized she needed help.
The people she met at her local food pantry helped her regain her confidence and renewed her physically and emotionally. Felicia believes that lives would be changed if everyone reached out to someone in need.
Learn more about Felicia and Oregon Food Bank's Voices Project.
February 2, 2015
February 1, 2015
Nourish Every Body.
It’s what Pacific values most. Their foods are a celebration of nature’s goodness – simple ingredients that nourish families, partnerships with area food banks that enrich communities and sustainable practices that cultivate a healthier environment. When all is nourished, a brighter world can begin to take shape.
January 1, 2015
Thank you Bank of America, employees, customers, and friends!
Bank of America plays an integral role in hunger relief.
Nationally through its’ partnership with Feeding America, Bank of America offered a 2 : 1 match for donations made online and through their ATMs. Last year these efforts provided an additional 66,000 meals for the Oregon Food Bank Network!
Locally, Bank of America employees support the mission in several ways. They donate their time (over 700 volunteer hours in FY 2014), their financial resources through company sponsorship, collaborative partnerships in the community, employee giving, Board service, as well as community food drives.
December 31, 2014
We had many successes in 2014 that we’re proud of and we’re looking forward to achieving many more in 2015. Join us in celebrating the past year’s accomplishments, and wishing us the best in our efforts in the new year.
December 19, 2014
“I went to my doctor and he told me I am pre-diabetic and that I needed to eat healthier and lose weight,” said Dawn, a local nutrition education graduate. “My husband and I used to eat out a lot but since he’s the only one working right now, we need to save money.”
Volunteers who teach nutrition education courses at Oregon Food Bank say many of the participants face similar issues. Nutrition education classes meet once a week for six weeks and are designed to challenge food preferences and habits. Along with cooking methods, nutrition, and food safety, students take a tour of a local grocery store where they learn practical shopping and meal planning. These skills combined increase food security and quality of life.
December 9, 2014
Some late-breaking news makes us believe that the House and Senate may vote very soon on the Supporting America's Charities Act – a bill that includes the food donation tax deduction. The bill would have a significant impact on our ability to secure more food, particularly fresh produce.
We appreciate that many of you have made calls to your members of Congress over the last month to support the food donation tax deduction, and we need your support again for another push to get this important provision over the finish line.