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  • The Oregonian: Meet a mother who needs your help

    May 9, 2013

    The opportunity to make a difference comes right to your mailbox.

    A food pantry volunteer hands 5-year-old Shannon a bag with three cookies as her mother, Amelia, waits her turn for emergency food in the crowded lobby of Hope Pantry. Amelia's husband once built barges and got good promotions, but now he suffers from arthritis so severe he can't use his hands.

  • Susannah Morgan

    The Oregonian: New OFB head seeks the next course

    January 13, 2013
    The Sunday Oregonian published David Sarasohn’s interview with Susannah Morgan, OFB's new CEO. Susannah talks about her vision for new ways that Oregon Food Bank can address hunger.
    Read the full story.
  • December news coverage

    December 30, 2012

    A roundup of OFB's December news coverage.

  • Register Guard: Maintain federal food aid: Proposed cuts show lack of understanding

    November 27, 2012

    Both the House and the Senate have approved versions of a farm bill that cuts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. The expectation is that charities such as FOOD for Lane County will step in to fill the gap. To which Jon Stubenvoll, director of advocacy for the Oregon Food Bank, has this response: “We can’t do that — it simply won’t happen.”

  • Argus Observer: Oregon Food Bank's new CEO aims at ending hunger

    November 23, 2012
    The Oregon Food Bank has a new leader who's talking up the importance of preventing hunger.

    Susannah Morgan took over as CEO of the food bank this month. She succeeds Rachel Bristol, who retired.

  • The Jefferson Exchange: Oregon Hunger Survey

    November 20, 2012
    Beverlee Hughes, executive director, FOOD for Lane County, and a member of the OFB Board of Directors, and Sam Engel, resource development coordinator, Josephine County Food Bank, participated in a live, half-hour radio interview on Jefferson Exchange, Nov. 20, about the results of the Hunger Factors Survey.

    Listen to the interview at
  • Scene and Heard: Oregon Harvest Dinner

    November 17, 2012

    A photo from the Oregon Harvest Dinner was featured in The Oregonian's Scene and Heard column.

  • OFB featured on CBS News

    September 4, 2012

    Oregon Food Bank and SnowCap, one of OFB's Portland metro area partner agencies were featured on CBS News in a story about the drop in donations to charities during election years. Read full story and view video.

  • New York Times: A mediocre farm bill

    June 24, 2012

    The farm bill approved by the Senate last week makes significant changes in existing farm programs, some for the better. But it takes a disproportionate whack from environmental programs, needlessly trims food stamps and does not fundamentally alter the program’s bias toward relatively well-off growers of big crops like corn, wheat and soybeans.

  • Rachel Bristol

    The Oregonian: Food bank's Rachel Bristol deserves recognition for three decades setting Oregon's table

    May 1, 2012

    People are frequently honored with dinners.

    Rarely is it so appropriate.

    Friday's dinner to honor Rachel Bristol's retirement after 29 years leading the Oregon Food Bank symbolized literally tens of millions of other dinners, distributed over decades to Oregon families who had run out of other options. Bristol's monument was built in hundreds of church basements, out of family-size cans of chili and boxes of macaroni collected in countless food drives.

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