News Releases

  • 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.
  • You Can Help Stamp Out Hunger

    May 5, 2014

    The annual National Association of Letter Carriers' Food Drive is Saturday, May 10. You can take part by placing a bag of nonperishable food by your mailbox. Letter carriers and volunteers will collect the donation.

  • Volunteer to Help Stamp Out Hunger

    April 14, 2014

    Looking for a fun volunteer activity that doesn’t take much time? Oregon Food Bank is looking for help with the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  This annual event takes place Saturday, May 10, 2014. 

  • Successful Give A Meal Campaign Provides 66,366 Meals to the Oregon Food Bank Network

    March 28, 2014

    The Oregon Food Bank Network announced that it received 66,366 meals this year through Bank of America’s Give a Meal campaign. An annual partnership with Feeding America and Oregon Food Bank, the campaign helps provide meals to families in need across Oregon and Clark County, Washington during the holiday season.

  • Hunger Relief Advocates Celebrate;Urge Farmers, Producers to Donate this Harvest Season

    March 4, 2014
    After a two year absence, Oregon farmers and producers will again be able to claim a tax credit for food donations to hunger relief groups around the state. Today the Oregon House of Representatives unanimously endorsed SB 1541, which comes on the heels of a unanimous vote by the Senate on February 14. Governor Kitzhaber is expected to sign the bill.    
  • Headliners Announced for 27th Annual Waterfront Blues Festival

    March 3, 2014
    Oregon Food Bank announces today the featured lineup at its 27th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union on July 3 - 6, 2014.  Headlining artists Gregg AllmanLos LobosLos Lonely BoysMaceo ParkerLee Fields & the Expressions and John Nemeth & The Bo-Keys join more than 100 blues acts on four stages over the July 4th weekend event to benefit Oregon Food Bank's mission of fighting hunger and its root causes.
  • Crop Donation Tax Credit Passes Senate

    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.

  • Congressional committee passes $8.6-billion cut to food assistance program

    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.

  • Record-number of volunteers to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service fighting hunger at Oregon Food Bank

    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.

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