Portland, Oregon – 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.
For the second year, Ford Motor Company Fund selected Oregon Food Bank to receive a $100,000 grant as part of the Ford Focus on Child Hunger campaign. The funds will go toward the purchase of child-focused emergency food, including single-serve milk, juice, applesauce and oats. These foods are especially needed during the summer months when kids are out of school and lose access to free and reduced-price meals.
In addition, Fred Meyer customers and employees went above and beyond during the 2013 holiday season to help Oregon Food Bank. Coin donation boxes at Fred Meyer checkout lanes and contributions through the Fred Meyer Employee Giving Campaign resulted in over $136,000 to support the mission.
“These two generous gifts will go a long way to help those in need,” said Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank. “We appreciate the commitment to ending childhood hunger by the Ford Motor Company Fund and are amazed by the kindheartedness and generosity of Fred Meyer customers and employees.”
About Oregon Food Bank With sufficient public will and support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 independent regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. Oregon Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems. For more information visit oregonfoodbank.org
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