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  • Governor's State Employees Food Drive 2014

    February 4, 2014

    Imagine sitting down to your favorite meal. Maybe it includes a piece of juicy chicken, a helping of delicately seasoned rice and a colorful medley of roasted vegetables. Through the generosity of Oregon state employees, meals like this have been provided to thousands of hungry men, women and children for 31 years. This year, Stop Hunger is the key message for the annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive which runs the entire month of February.

  • Regence Chooses Oregon Food Bank as 2014 Community Partner

    February 3, 2014

    Oregon Food Bank is honored to be selected as a 2014 Regence Community Partner Organization (CPO), continuing into our fourth year of partnership. Regence’s CPO program directs both financial and employee volunteerism support toward game-changing impacts for its nonprofit partners.

  • AdvoCare Helps Replenish Oregon Food Bank with $10,000 Donation

    January 20, 2014

    In an effort to replenish the food supply at local food pantries after the holiday season, AdvoCare International, LP (AdvoCare), a premier health and wellness company, today announced a contribution of $10,000 to Oregon Food Bank. For the third year in a row, the Oregon Food Bank network distributed more than 1 million emergency food boxes to those in need.

  • Corporate donor of the month: Bank of America

    January 7, 2014
    We thank you, Bank of America (BofA), and your employees, customers, and friends who tirelessly support Oregon Food Bank.

    Locally, BofA employees engage to help with hunger relief. They donate their time (over 1,100 volunteer hours in FY 2013), their financial resources through company sponsorship and employee giving as well as through food drives at branch locations.

  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

    January 6, 2014
    Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. You can help Oregon Food Bank earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!
  • Aequitas Capital Donates 75 Tons of Food to Oregon Food Bank

    December 30, 2013
    A month-long corporate challenge has resulted in about 75 tons of food for Oregon Food Bank (OFB) from the rapidly growing financial services firm Aequitas Capital.

    The 130-person Lake Oswego-based firm, which specializes in alternative investments such as corporate private credit, formed teams around company executives for a four-week campaign that featured incentives, special challenges and engaging neighbor businesses.

    In all, cash and food donations equated to about three fully loaded semi-trucks, enough for OFB and its partners to provide 150,000 meals. Additionally, the Aequitas Capital staff spent approximately 64 hours volunteering at OFB and OFB West.
  • Child receiving emergency food

    Winter weather: More than an inconvenience for low-income families

    December 18, 2013
    This fall, low income families were dealt a double blow. First, Thanksgiving fell during the last week of the month, the week when SNAP benefits were running out due to cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

    Then it was December, ushering in all of the dreads that low-income parents feel with Christmas approaching: trying to figure out how you will feed the kids during Christmas break; signing up for a Christmas food box & gifts for the kids; not knowing if an appropriate gift will be donated for your child; knowing there will barely be enough food for the holiday to seem like a celebration; finding where the free trees will be given out. Or maybe, just maybe, you can squeeze enough out of your paycheck for one special gift for each kid. Then the winter storms hit early and all plans go out the window…
  • PGE Logo

    Corporate donor of the month: PGE

    December 5, 2013

    PGE works collaboratively nonprofits and other organizations in an effort to meet the needs of their community and achieve their business goals. With great consideration, they invest in programs and sponsor events that reflect their customers’ values, employees’ community interests, and their company’s business priorities.


  • Give a meal

    Give a meal this holiday season

    November 25, 2013

    Turn $1 into $3 to help fight hunger! Bank of America's Give a Meal Program will add $2 for every $1 donated to help put even more meals on the table for families who struggle with hunger this holiday season. Give at http://go.bofa.com/qc59.

    To ensure that your gift will benefit Oregon Food Bank, simply enter your Portland-area zip code and select the option to have your donation benefit your local food bank.

    Thank you for your gifts to help fight hunger.

  • Donate to OFB through Willamette Week's Give!Guide

    November 11, 2013

    Oregon Food Bank is proud to once again be among 129 hand-selected Portland nonprofits to participate in the Willamette Week Give!Guide. Every year, Willamette Week makes it easy for the people of Portland to make a donation — and a connection — to organizations doing good in our community. There are lots of incentives for those who donate through the guide, so give early and often! We thank you for your support and wish you and your family a happy holiday season.

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