February 14, 2014
As preparation for spring planting begins, the Oregon Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would give farmers a tax credit for donations to hunger relief organizations. SB 1541 now goes to the House.
January 28, 2014
A congressional farm bill conference committee has passed a bill that includes a draconian $8.6-billion cut to federal food assistance. The cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) comes on the heels of an $11-billion reduction in the program that went into effect on November 1, 2013.
January 13, 2014
On Monday, January 20, in answer to Dr. King’s famous call to action – "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’" – 680 volunteers from Bank of America, PacifiCorp, Hands on Greater Portland in partnership with United Way , as well as individuals and families will process over 100,000 pounds of food – equivalent to more than 83,000 meals, and as much as the two facilities process in a regular work week.
January 6, 2014
Oregon Food Bank, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and NW Natural are asking you to join them in raising money for hunger, housing and heat this winter.
December 6, 2013
On Thursday, December 5, Portland Business Journal recognized Oregon’s Most Admired Companies at a luncheon held at the Hilton in downtown Portland. At the event, Oregon Food Bank was named No. 4 Most Admired Company in the non-profit category.
“We are honored to be recognized alongside so many other worthy organizations doing such great work in our communities,” said Susannah Morgan, Oregon Food Bank CEO.
November 11, 2013
Stimulus funding that ended November 1 harms nearly 40,000 veterans in Oregon receiving assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
As Veteran’s Day approaches, Oregon Food Bank is alarmed by the impact that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cuts will have on the well-being of the more than 37,000 veterans in Oregon that receive SNAP benefits. Congress passed stimulus funding that included an increase in SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) that ended on November 1. As a result, all recipients – including hundreds of thousands of veterans nationwide – are experiencing an unprecedented cut in benefits.
October 1, 2013
Regional salsa company to donate $0.50 for every jar sold at Oregon Fred Meyer stores between October 1 and October 31, 2013
August 30, 2013
This September, Oregon Food Bank and more than 200 Feeding America-affiliated food banks across the nation will unite during Hunger Action Month to encourage individuals, businesses and elected officials to take action to eliminate hunger.
August 20, 2013
Over the past year, Regence BlueCross BlueShield has partnered with Oregon Food Bank through a generous donation of food, funds and friends. By supporting OFB as a Regence Community Partner Organization, they have strengthened our efforts to fight hunger.
July 11, 2013
Festival fans donate record-breaking $1.3 million to fight hunger
Perfect festival weather, a high-powered lineup, committed sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and generous blues fans helped make the 2013 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival a sensational success.
The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised a record-breaking $1,315,000 through donations at the gate as well as purchases of special passes and DME blues cruise tickets, exceeding the festival’s $1 million goal.