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 
July 2014

  1. Daimler Trucks North America: 29,407 Lbs.
  2. Anonymous West: 4,404 Lbs.
  3. Providence Health & Services (4400 bldg.): 3,430 Lbs.
  4. Anonymous: 2858 Lbs.
  5. Columbia River Correctional Inst.: 1,204 Lbs.
  6. Conscious Alliance: 1,118 Lbs.
  7. Wee Bee Gardening: 936 Lbs.
  8. Playdate PDX: 796 Lbs.
  9. Melvin Mark Brokerage Company: 673 Lbs.
  10. Bonneville Power Admin.  585 Lbs.

Donate online

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

or by phone: