Most Wanted Foods

Oregon Food Bank needs these nutritious foods:

  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Foods high in protein such as canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon) and canned or dried beans
  • Foods high in nutrients, such as canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar)
  • Whole-grain foods such as brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta
  • Soups, chilies and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat)
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
  • Unsaturated cooking oils
  • And other nutritious, “healthy-choice” foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium and sugar)

Oregon Food Bank can't use:

To ensure food safety, we cannot use:

  • rusty or unlabeled cans
  • perishable items (applies only to food drive donations)
  • homemade items
  • noncommercial canned or packaged items
  • alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
  • open or used items

PLEASE NOTE: If you donate glass products, please box or bag them separately and label the box or bag "GLASS" on all sides.


Top 10 food drives 
March 2014

  1. Nancy Ryles Elementary
    3367 pounds
  2. Creative Science School
    3225 pounds
  3. Alameda Elementary
    2574 pounds
  4. James John Elementary
    1819 pounds
  5. Urban Gleaners
    1737 pounds
  6. Richmond Elementary
    1714 pounds
  7. Abernethy Elementary
    1700 pounds
  8. St. Thomas More School
    1651 pounds
  9. Mt. Tabor Middle School
    1493 pounds
  10. Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    1472 pounds

Donate online

by mail:
Oregon Food Bank
P.O. Box 55370
Portland, OR 97238

or by phone: