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  • Thank you volunteers!

    April 13, 2015
    It's National Volunteer Week! We wouldn't be who we are without our amazing volunteers. Thank you for all you do!

  • Corpoorate Donor of the Month: Intel

    April 1, 2015
    Intel brings its strong culture of community involvement to life through partnership with Oregon Food Bank. In addition to providing volunteer support, Intel sponsors events, holds food and fund drives and helps OFB build connections in our community.

  • Senator Merkley kicks off our Hunger Doesn't Take a Break campaign

    April 1, 2015

    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 ten dollars donated provides thirty meals for people in need. We invite you to join Senator Merkley by donating online or by stopping in to purchase an apple. 
  • Mary's Story

    March 25, 2015
    “We were deserted by my father when I was 12 and we starved the whole summer. I try to feed everyone because I know hunger and it’s a real heartache to see it." – Mary | OFB's Voices project

    On April 16th, we're bringing Mary's voice and other unheard voices of hunger to the Capitol. Join us and help end hunger:
  • Recall Alert - Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

    March 18, 2015
    The Oregon Food Bank Network is asking people who received food from a pantry to check their cupboards for recalled boxes of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25 ounce size boxed dinner. The "Best When Used By" dates include September 18, 2015 to October 11, 2015 with the code "C2" directly below the date on each individual box. If you have the product throw it away! Please do not prepare or eat this product. Additional information can be found on the FDA's website.
  • Regence to Continue Partnership with OFB in 2015

    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.

  • Voices: Meet Henry

    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.

  • Corporate Donor of the Month: Nike

    March 1, 2015
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    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!

  • Voices: Meet Felicia

    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.

  • Presidents budget shortchanges important assistance to food banks

    February 2, 2015
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