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  • From Cans of Food to Works of Art

    March 28, 2014

    After weeks of planning, designing and fundraising, some of Portland’s top architects, engineers and construction experts will show off their creative side for Portland Canstruction®. The annual charity event transforms more than 35,000 cans of food into imaginative sculptures and scenes.

  • Corporate donor of the month: Nike

    March 1, 2014

    Nike earns the top spot for March due to their inclusive food, funds and friends partnership with Oregon Food Bank. Their creativity shines, their enthusiasm is catching and the efforts are greatly appreciated. Thank you Nike and Nike employees.

  • KGW Great Food Drive celebrates 10 years of supporting the Oregon Food Bank Network

    March 1, 2014
    With an ambitious goal of 600,000 pounds the KGW Great Food Drive kicked off its 10th year on March 1. Along with Tillamook Cheese, U.S. Bank, participating Toyota dealers and participating Fred Meyer stores, KGW will collect food and cash donations to support the Oregon Food Bank Network. 
  • All Oregon Food Bank Locations Closed Monday, Feb. 17th. for Presidents' Day

    February 15, 2014

    In observance of Presidents' Day, all our offices are closed Monday, Feb 17th.

  • 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.
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