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 
September 2014

  1. Anonymous 4045 lbs.
  2. Bruce & Andrea Jones 3926 lbs.
  3. Wee Bee Gardening 2433 lbs.
  4. Wilco-Cornelius 2112 lbs.
  5. Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1443 lbs.
  6. Portland Verterans Affairs Medical Cemter 1008 lbs.
  7. Columbia Rivier Correctional Inst. 1006 lbs.
  8. Beaverton City Library 895 lbs.
  9. Anonymous 792 lbs.
  10. Go All In 769 lbs.

Donate online

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

or by phone: