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  • 2015 Hunger Hero: Waste Management

    October 27, 2015

    Donor of the Year – Waste Management

    Most of us know Waste Management as the company that picks up our recycling and trash. They also provide environmental services for the City of Portland and manage most of the garbage generated in the Metro area, using it to generate clean and green renewable energy. What you might not know, is that the company is also committed to emergency preparedness. 

    Read more.
  • RECALL ALERT - Canned seafood

    October 13, 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 canned seafood due to a potential botulism contamination. There have been no reported cases of illness to date but the bacterium can cause life threatening illness or death.

  • RECALL ALERT - Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios

    October 6, 2015
    The Oregon Food Bank Network is asking people who received food from a pantry to check their cupboards for recalled boxes of General Mills Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios. General Mills says the boxes being recalled may contain an undeclared allergen – wheat – which could cause adverse health effects for some people. More information on the recall and code dates are detailed in this press release from General Mills.   
  • Corporate donor of the month: Regence

    October 1, 2015

    In 2015, Oregon Food Bank was honored for a fifth year as one of Regence BlueCross BlueShield's Community Partner Organizations. The objective of the partnership is to provide significant funding and employee volunteerism support that allows Oregon Food Bank to achieve “game-changing” improvements in programming and infrastructure. 

  • Government shutdown averted

    September 30, 2015

    As we close out Hunger Action Month, we’re relieved that the U.S. Congress passed a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown. It means 758,000 Oregonians will continue to receive SNAP (food stamps) benefits. However, the problem remains. Congress must pass a budget by December 11 or we will be back in this same quagmire. While negotiating a funding bill involves many complex and politically challenging policy issues, cutting SNAP funding cannot be one of them.
  • 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
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