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  • Fundraiser

    38 shifts from August 10 to September 30

    CANstruction

    Canstruction® is a unique international charity which hosts exhibitions and competitions of giant whimsical and wildly inventive sculptures made entirely out of full cans of food. After they are built, the teams of architects, engineers, and contractors display their structures to the public to compete for winning titles. At the end of the event, all food is donated to Oregon Food Bank.

    For the CANstruction Virtual Build, each team will use their creativity to construct their structure in a 3D computer model with a mission statement which will be showcased online on Oregon Food Bank’s social media and our social media accounts (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and this website). Teams will be a judge for Best Original Design and Best Meal. The team that receives the most likes on Social Media will receive our People’s Choice Award.

    Click the Learn More button for additional information and a timeline for this year’s event.

  • Volunteer shift

    43 shifts from August 30 to October 1

    Portland VAC: Repack/Sort (12+)

    Shift Description:

    The project depends on the needs of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Volunteer shifts can include multiple projects. Depending on the project, volunteers might work in a refrigerated space. The room temperature is 50 degrees in those refrigerated spaces. To keep your hands warm we provide liners for your food-safe gloves. Your shift might entail one or more of the following tasks:

    • Sort canned and boxed food donations into categories
    • Repack and label bulk food items into family-size portions
    • Cull and sort produce
    • PLEASE NOTE: The length of a shift is directly related to the amount of food we receive. The end time is the latest the shift will go, but may end earlier.

    Shift Requirements:

    • Masks/face coverings continue to be required for volunteers at all times inside Oregon Food Bank facilities until further notice.
    • Must follow practice social distancing practices at all times while on Oregon Food Bank property
    • New Volunteers are required to complete the New Volunteer Application before you attend your first shift.
    • If you are doing these hours for Mandated Community Service, please fill out the application. Program approval usually takes 3 days and is required before your first shift.
    • Minimum Age for this shift is 12.
    • Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) chaperone/guardian.
    • Youth Release forms are required for first-time volunteers under 18.
    • Volunteers must be able to lift at least 5 pounds
    • Comfortable being in a cold room (if needed) kept at 50 degrees
    • Stand on concrete surfaces for an extended period

    How-To Sign Up:

    To ensure volunteers can access and manage their own schedules, our new system requires a unique email address for each individual. If you’d like to sign up a child or friend, please use their email address. Additional options in our Sign Up How-To.

    Any questions email us at volunteer@oregonfoodbank.org.

    COVID UPDATE

    The Oregon Food Bank is doing everything we can to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic and ensure our food assistance system remains strong. We are committed first and foremost to the health and safety of our community - to our clients, volunteers, and partners.

    Please go online, cancel your shift, and consider other ways to contribute during this crisis, if you or someone in your household:

    • Has a cough, fever 99.5 or higher, or any type of respiratory illness (seek medical advice).
    • Has headaches, tiredness, body aches, chills, sore throat, sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea.
    • Has been in close contact with or caring for someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.
    • If you're a returning resident or you've traveled to Oregon from outside the state, see Oregon Health Authority requirements.
  • Volunteer shift

    36 shifts from August 30 to October 1

    Beaverton VAC: Repack/Sort (12+)

    Shift Description:

    The project depends on the needs of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Volunteer shifts can include multiple projects. Depending on the project, volunteers might work in a refrigerated space. The room temperature is 50 degrees in those refrigerated spaces. To keep your hands warm we provide liners for your food-safe gloves. Your shift might entail one or more of the following tasks:

    • Sort canned and boxed food donations into categories
    • Repack and label bulk food items into family-size portions
    • Cull and sort produce
    • PLEASE NOTE: The length of a shift is directly related to the amount of food we receive. The end time is the latest the shift will go, but may end earlier.

    Shift Requirements:

    • Masks/face coverings continue to be required for volunteers at all times inside Oregon Food Bank facilities until further notice.
    • Must follow practice social distancing practices at all times while on Oregon Food Bank property
    • New Volunteers are required to complete the New Volunteer Application before you attend your first shift.
    • If you are doing these hours for Mandated Community Service, please fill out the application. Program approval usually takes 3 days and is required before your first shift.
    • Minimum Age for this shift is 12.
    • Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) chaperone/guardian.
    • Youth Release forms are required for first-time volunteers under 18.
    • Volunteers must be able to lift at least 5 pounds
    • Comfortable being in a cold room (if needed) kept at 50 degrees
    • Stand on concrete surfaces for an extended period

    How-To Sign Up:

    To ensure volunteers can access and manage their own schedules, our new system requires a unique email address for each individual. If you’d like to sign up a child or friend, please use their email address. Additional options in our Sign Up How-To.

    Any questions email us at volunteer@oregonfoodbank.org.

    COVID UPDATE

    The Oregon Food Bank is doing everything we can to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic and ensure our food assistance system remains strong. We are committed first and foremost to the health and safety of our community - to our clients, volunteers, and partners.

    Please go online, cancel your shift, and consider other ways to contribute during this crisis, if you or someone in your household:

    • Has a cough, fever 99.5 or higher, or any type of respiratory illness (seek medical advice).
    • Has headaches, tiredness, body aches, chills, sore throat, sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea.
    • Has been in close contact with or caring for someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.
    • If you're a returning resident or you've traveled to Oregon from outside the state, see Oregon Health Authority requirements.
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