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  • Local governments help raise awareness during September's Hunger Action Month

    September 3, 2014

    This September, Oregon Food Bank and Metro area governments unite to raise awareness of the thousands of Oregonians who struggle with hunger. It’s part of a nationwide campaign in recognition of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month – a month-long campaign to help end hunger in our community. 

    Participating in Hunger Action Month is an opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on Oregon Food Bank's efforts to feed Oregonians experiencing hunger.

  • Follow that tomato!

    September 3, 2014

    Recently, KGW gave viewers and readers an inside look at where the vegetables and fruits go after they're grown in our Learning Garden, by following a tomato from the garden to its final destination as part of a meal at Oustside In. Follow the tomato!

  • Corporate Donor of the Month: Fred Meyer

    September 1, 2014

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

  • RECALL ALERT: Peanut Butter and Almond Butter

    August 20, 2014

    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 peanut butter and almond butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

    The recall, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), includes products with BEST BY dates of July 21, 2015 or earlier.  Full details here.

  • Blues Fest fans rock!

    August 13, 2014

    The love of music transforms into over $1 million that will fight hunger in our area. The best lineup in 27 years, fantastic weather, dedicated sponsors, thousands of enthusiastic volunteers, and generous blues fans came together to make the 2014 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival a spectacular success.

  • More school pantries will open

    August 13, 2014

    Accessing food pantries will soon get a whole lot easier for many families living in Portland. Oregon Food Bank’s School Pantry Program recently received funding from the Portland Children’s Levy. The $1.282 million will help maintain seven existing pantries in the city of Portland and allow for the addition of 11 more over the next three years.

  • The Power of Food

    August 13, 2014

    Over a year ago, Oregon Food Bank started work on a new strategic plan. It began with input from many people involved with the organization including donors, volunteers, staff, and members of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Then through research of trends in food banking and identification of key goals, a direction emerged. Starting with this newsletter, we’ll share our new direction and its key areas of focus: Food = Health, Food = Community, and Food = Strength.

  • Corporate Donor of the Month: Ford

    August 1, 2014

    Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Dealerships have partnered with the Oregon Food Bank Network with a focus on child hunger. Last year Ford helped provide kid friendly foods which were distributed throughout the state. Funding was provided again to purchase kid specific foods such as milk, juice, cereal and applesauce. Never settling on status quo, Ford asked, "how can we do more?"

  • A special volunteer opportunity with Oregon Food Bank

    July 22, 2014
    This summer we're able to do something we've never done before. We're hosting Harvest Share in Portland parks. As a Harvest Share volunteer, you'll have an opportunity to see different parts of Oregon Food Bank's distribution chain and interact with the folks that we serve. Learn more and sign up here.
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    National call in day today

    July 15, 2014
    This week, Congress will vote on legislation that would improve federal tax incentives for donating food and funds to food banks and other nonprofits, including food donation tax incentives and allowing donations of IRA rollovers to nonprofits. Help ensure food banks have the resources they need to help those experiencing hunger by calling Congress today: (888) 398-8702
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