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 2015

  1. Alameda Elementary School  3,780 lbs.
  2. Nancy Ryles Elementary School  3,398 lbs.
  3. Creative Science School  2,700 lbs.
  4. Laurelhurst Elementary School  2,380 lbs.
  5. Richmond Elementary School  2,150 lbs.
  6. Da Vinci Arts Middle School  2,110 lbs.
  7. Anonymous West  2,101 lbs.
  8. Rosemary Height School  1,818 lbs.
  9. Abernethy Elementary School  1,800 lbs.
  10. Anonymous PDX  1,652 lbs.

Donate online

Mail your donation:

Oregon Food Bank
7900 N.E. 33rd Drive,
Portland, OR 97211

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