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16 01, 2019

Take Action! Sign our petitions to end the government shutdown

2019-01-16T10:59:54-07:00

January 16, 2019 - At Oregon Food Bank, we hold the people we serve at the center of all we do. That’s why we’re deeply concerned about the federal government partial shutdown. The shutdown leaves 800,000 federal employees without paychecks. We encourage people going without income during the shutdown to seek help from the Oregon [...]

Take Action! Sign our petitions to end the government shutdown2019-01-16T10:59:54-07:00
11 09, 2018

Action Alert: Hunger Action Month Call in Day to Support the Farm Bill!

2018-09-11T16:20:18-07:00

September 11, 2018 - Join us in celebrating Hunger Action Month by participating in a call-in day to support the Farm Bill. You'll be supporting the 1 in 8 Oregon households who struggle to have enough to eat. September is Hunger Action Month and Congress is currently considering the future of [...]

Action Alert: Hunger Action Month Call in Day to Support the Farm Bill!2018-09-11T16:20:18-07:00
10 02, 2017

ACTION ALERT: Tell Oregon Legislature to prioritize fighting hunger

2017-03-29T17:00:42-07:00

February 10, 2017 - Oregon has a hunger crisis. Over 270,000 people a month access food from a pantry. Despite having the highest spike in the hunger rate in the entire nation, proposed budgets from the Governor and Legislature would cut food assistance. The Oregon Legislature is now in session and they've already begun their work [...]

ACTION ALERT: Tell Oregon Legislature to prioritize fighting hunger2017-03-29T17:00:42-07:00
17 01, 2017

High reward investment: How SNAP allowed one Oregonian to move forward – by David Sarasohn

2018-02-06T12:10:24-07:00

January 17, 2017 - Cary Fardal thinks of her family’s time on SNAP (food stamps) as a U.S. government investment. The people she now works with at the Oregon State Hospital would probably agree. After graduating high school – “barely,” she says with an unrepentant grin – she spent years on Mount Hood, in the life [...]

High reward investment: How SNAP allowed one Oregonian to move forward – by David Sarasohn2018-02-06T12:10:24-07:00
16 11, 2016

ACTION ALERT: Ask Senator Merkley to finalize TEFAP increase

2017-03-02T13:42:29-07:00

November 16, 2016 - Before the end of the year, Congress must make decisions regarding next year's federal budget. Among those decisions will be the funding level for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). TEFAP is an important part of our food supply and operations budget. Thanks to the efforts of Senator Jeff Merkley, and advocates [...]

ACTION ALERT: Ask Senator Merkley to finalize TEFAP increase2017-03-02T13:42:29-07:00
4 10, 2016

ACTION ALERT: Protect borrowers from harmful payday lending practices

2017-03-02T13:42:31-07:00

October 4, 2016 - Share your comments by Friday, October 7. TAKE ACTION NOW! One root cause of hunger we identified nearly 10 years ago is harmful payday and car title loan practices. We hear stories like Lara's, whose $800 payday loan turned into a debt of more than $4,000. As borrowers struggle to repay high amounts of [...]

ACTION ALERT: Protect borrowers from harmful payday lending practices2017-03-02T13:42:31-07:00