News Releases

  • Record-breaking evening at Oregon Harvest Dinner

    October 23, 2014

    The 2014 Oregon Harvest Dinner broke its fundraising record as nearly 500 people helped Oregon Food Bank raise more than $600,000 to support hunger relief. Funds raised at the October 18th event will support programs and services in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
  • Waste Management joins fight against hunger

    September 23, 2014

    Shared goals for emergency preparedness, zero waste and hunger relief brought together Oregon Food Bank, Waste Management and the City of Portland. A burgeoning relationship has formed between Oregon Food Bank, Waste Management and the City of Portland with the intent to address the need of emergency preparedness for the Oregon Food Bank Network.

  • Oregon's hunger rate remains stubbornly high

    September 17, 2014

    The latest Household Food Security in the United States report, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shows a slight increase in Oregon's hunger rate.

  • Local governments help raise awareness, volunteer during September’s Hunger Action Month

    August 29, 2014

    This September, Oregon Food Bank and Metro area governments will unite to raise awareness of the thousands of Oregonians who struggle with hunger. It’s part of a nationwide campaign in recognition of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month – a month-long campaign to help end hunger in our community.

    City and county governments will issue proclamations and community leaders and staff will volunteer at food repack events.
  • Notice of almond butter, peanut butter recall at all all Oregon Food Bank Network locations

    August 20, 2014

    Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

  • Oregon Food Bank receives $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation

    August 4, 2014

    The grant will be used for general operating costs of the volunteer program. The UPS Foundation is the charitable arm of UPS.

  • Seed to Supper Vegetable Gardening Course Receives Search for Excellence Award

    July 28, 2014

    The Oregon Master Gardener Association awarded Oregon Food Bank's Seed to Supper gardening program with the 2014 Marje Luce Search for Excellence Award.

  • Waterfront Blues Festival celebrates another spectacular year

    July 8, 2014

    The best lineup in 27 years, fantastic weather, dedicated sponsors, thousands of enthusiastic volunteers, and generous blues fans came together to make the 2014 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival a spectacular success.
  • School Pantry Program to expand reach with funding from Portland Childrens Levy

    June 25, 2014

    Many families in need of food assistance will have better access thanks to a recent decision by the Portland Children’s Levy (PCL) Allocation Committee. The committee voted to fund Oregon Food Bank’s School Pantry Program activities within the city of Portland in the amount of $1.282 million over three years. The committee’s decision was supported unanimously by the Portland City Council today, which votes on PCL funding recommendations. Seven school pantries are located in the city of Portland, with plans for 11 more within the next three years.

  • Two major corporations help fight hunger with generous contributions to Oregon Food Bank

    June 12, 2014
    This year more children will have healthy food and Oregon Food Bank will be better able to serve those in need thanks to generous donations from the Ford Motor Company Fund and Fred Meyer.
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