June 1, 2016
May 16, 2016
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 twenty-five dollars donated provides seventy-five meals for people in need.
May 3, 2016
A new partnership between Oregon Food Bank, Oregon’s Department of Human Services and Portland Community College is helping people affected by recent SNAP cuts. On January 1, 2016, a federal mandate kicked in to limit SNAP usage for 6,500 able bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). An ABAWD is a person between the ages of 18 and 49 who has no dependents and is not disabled. Anyone classified as an ABAWD would only get SNAP benefits for three months every three years unless they met certain special work requirements.
May 3, 2016
Austin House might seem like just the kind of person Congress had in mind when it toughened the food stamp requirements in 1996. He’s able-bodied, he’s single, he has no children and he even has a high school degree, so why can’t he just get a job?
Actually, Austin would like to know the answer to that, too.
May 1, 2016
April 26, 2016
Executive Director of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Patti Whitney-Wise, retires on April 30 after founding and leading the organization for 10 years. In her time there she has taken hunger issues beyond the symptoms, focusing on root causes. Oregon Food Bank has worked closely with Whitney-Wise and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon to advocate for statewide policies to improve the lives of individuals and families struggling with hunger.
April 1, 2016
March 1, 2016
January 4, 2016
Both our Portland and Beaverton locations are closed today and all activities have been cancelled for the day.
January 1, 2016