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  • Wildfire victims receive food from Oregon Food Bank

    September 17, 2015

    Oregon Food Bank is helping social service agencies in Northern California who are caring for victims of two devastating wildfires. The Valley and Butte fires forced 20,000 people to evacuate and have so far destroyed at least 800 homes. 

  • Corporate Donor of the Month: Fred Meyer

    September 1, 2015

    Fred Meyer Stores continue to engage employees and customers in the fight against hunger at every level. Donations of funds, food and event sponsorship are a tremendous source of support for OFB’s mission.

  • September is Hunger Action Month

    September 1, 2015

    As part of a nation-wide effort with Feeding America, Oregon Food Bank encourages everyone everywhere to take action in ending hunger in America... and right here in our community.

    Take action this month!
    • VOLUNTEER at Oregon Food Bank or your local food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter.
    • DONATE to help families in need in our communities. A simple $10 donation can provide 30 meals. 
    • ADVOCATE for those who struggle to keep food on the table.
  • RECALL ALERT: Italian Beans (frozen)

    July 16, 2015

    Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of frozen Italian beans. 

    Food recipients should check their freezers for the packages of Italian beans with a white label and stating “distributed by Oregon Food Bank.” (see image below) 

    To protect yourself, do not eat any of this product. Affected bags should be safely disposed of immediately. A single test result by a third party indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes which can be fatal. No illnesses have been reported. 

  • Collette's Story

    June 2, 2015
    “Hard times can happen to anybody. Anybody. I don’t care who you are, how you think your life is set and on track and you’re on the right path, things happen. Trees come falling down and you’re going to have to find a different road to walk.” – Collette | OFB's Voices project
  • Corporate Donor of the Month Ford

    June 1, 2015

    Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Dealerships have partnered with the Oregon Food Bank Network to focus on child hunger. Keeping kids active is important to their health but so is providing them with healthy food. Thousands of kids don’t get proper nutrition which hinders development and learning. Ford Motor Company Fund is helping to change that with a $100,000 donation to Oregon Food Bank. 

    As part of their commitment, Ford auto dealers are also participating in the Ford Peanut Butter Drive – collecting peanut butter at dealerships throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington from June 5-13.

    Learn more.

  • Jean's Story

    May 19, 2015
    "I never thought I would need a food bank in my life, but our family budget got worse because of the cost of medicine." 

    Read Jean's story
  • Help Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

    May 5, 2015
    Make sure to put your donation out by your mailbox early in the day. Don't know what to donate? Here is a list of our most wanted foods.
  • Savanna's story

    April 21, 2015
    "There were many months where the excess money went directly to medications instead of food or utilities because there were no other options." – Savanna | OFB's Voices project
  • 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!

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