News Releases

  • Reports detail strengths challenges in local food systems

    August 18, 2015
    Clackamas, Coos/Curry, Marion/Polk and Wallowa counties focus of community food assessments. 
  • Rural Clackamas County focus of community food assessment

    August 18, 2015

    Just over a year ago Julia Reynolds, a participant in the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps program, began an intensive project to better understand the food system in rural Clackamas County.
  • 107 Safeway Stores Join Statewide Food Rescue Program

    August 11, 2015
    Oregon Food Bank’s new grocery rescue partnership with Safeway is increasing the amount of healthy food available to people struggling to make ends meet. By early 2016, 107 Safeway stores in Oregon and Clark County, Washington will be part of the Fresh Alliance program, which captures and diverts fresh food to hungry people across the state.

  • Oregon Food Bank receives $50K from Walmart Foundation

    August 7, 2015
    Oregon Food Bank today announced $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to fund retail infrastructure that will ultimately help secure and distribute more nutritious food for families in need. The grant will go towards the purchase of a 24-foot refrigerated box truck allowing for proper handling of perishable products.
  • Fred Meyer again shows its commitment to ending hunger

    June 24, 2015
    Ending hunger requires collaboration and a coordinated effort. Long standing partner Fred Meyer is committed to the mission that no one should be hungry and recently contributed $135,000 towards that goal.
  • White House honors former Oregon Food Bank CEO Rachel Bristol

    April 29, 2015

    Former Oregon Food Bank CEO Rachel Bristol is among 10 people honored as a “Champion of Change” by the White House. The honor is being given to individuals that are examples of how national service creates pathways to economic and employment opportunities.

    “I am thrilled that my friend Rachel has earned this incredibly well-deserved ‘Champions of Change’ honor for her decades of service fighting the scourge of hunger in Oregon,” said Sen. Ron Wyden. “Her work beginning in the 1980s with VISTA and then her groundbreaking accomplishments with the Oregon Food Bank add up to a lifetime of making our state an even better place to be for all Oregonians.”


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  • You can help Stamp Out Hunger

    April 10, 2015
  • Oregon Food Bank mourns the passing of board member Lucinda Tate

    January 20, 2015

    Oregon Food Bank is mourning the loss of board member and social justice advocate Lucinda Tate who passed away on Saturday, January 17. Lucinda served on the OFB board since 2010 and was a tireless advocate for those who are hungry and underserved.

  • Oregon Food Bank receives grant from Hunger Is to fight childhood hunger

    November 12, 2014

    A $39,000 grant from Hunger Is will provide food for thousands of Oregon children who don't get enough to eat. Oregon Food Bank was nominated for the grant by the managers of Safeway stores in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

  • Fewer people will go hungry if Congress takes action

    November 6, 2014

    With Congress headed back to Washington next week to wrap up the 113th session, there is an important issue surrounding the fight against hunger that needs attention. Sen. Ron Wyden chairs the Senate Finance Committee and could play a critical role in this legislation which would permanently put into place tax incentives for farmers and manufacturers to donate food to nonprofits.

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