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30 09, 2020

Our Work Doesn’t End with Hunger Action Month

2020-09-30T16:37:16-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO Today is the last day of Hunger Action Month! Here we are, at the end of September — the end of Hunger Action Month. What a month it has been… This month, Oregon has been ravaged by wildfires and we’ve seen our community respond together to protect [...]

Our Work Doesn’t End with Hunger Action Month2020-09-30T16:37:16-07:00
21 09, 2020

It’s National Voter Registration Day. Will You Commit to #VoteOutHunger?

2020-09-22T12:23:28-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO September 22nd is National Voter Registration Day. And in a typical year, this day would be a celebration of democracy. But given all that's happening in our communities right now, I don’t feel much like celebrating — and I imagine you don't either. [...]

It’s National Voter Registration Day. Will You Commit to #VoteOutHunger?2020-09-22T12:23:28-07:00
10 09, 2020

You can count on Oregon Food Bank in times of crisis. Can we count on you today?

2020-09-10T15:02:11-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO Right now, fast-moving fires are forcing thousands of our neighbors to leave their homes behind in search of safety. You can count on Oregon Food Bank to be there with emergency supplies and support. Right now, 1 in 10 Oregonians report not having enough to eat at [...]

You can count on Oregon Food Bank in times of crisis. Can we count on you today?2020-09-10T15:02:11-07:00
1 09, 2020

September is Hunger Action Month. Take action now to help end hunger!

2020-09-01T11:01:41-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO September is Hunger Action Month — a time, each year, when people all over America take a stand against hunger by volunteering, raising funds and advocating for policy change. But this year is unlike anything in recent memory. One in five Oregonians is out of work. We [...]

September is Hunger Action Month. Take action now to help end hunger!2020-09-01T11:01:41-07:00
7 08, 2020

Tell Legislators: Fund Vital Services, Not More Tax Giveaways for the Wealthy!

2020-08-13T08:19:28-07:00

It's no secret that our state faces serious revenue shortfalls due to the ongoing pandemic — and the legislature will soon meet for a special session to make tough budget choices. Their current proposals include millions of dollars in cuts to vital programs like Farm-to-School and income assistance for struggling families (TANF). It doesn't [...]

Tell Legislators: Fund Vital Services, Not More Tax Giveaways for the Wealthy!2020-08-13T08:19:28-07:00
4 03, 2020

State’s Leading Human Service Providers, Food Systems & Community Organizations Issue Call for Legislators to End the Walkout

2020-03-05T11:20:10-08:00

More than 30 prominent human service providers, local food systems and community-based organizations from across the state have issued a clear call for legislators to end the walkout. As stated in their letter to legislative leaders, these organizations serve hundreds of thousands of Oregonians facing hardship. And like all of us at Oregon Food Bank, [...]

State’s Leading Human Service Providers, Food Systems & Community Organizations Issue Call for Legislators to End the Walkout2020-03-05T11:20:10-08:00
27 02, 2020

The Legislative Walkout Jeopardizes Critical Anti-Hunger Initiatives — and Our Democracy

2020-03-04T12:27:05-08:00

By Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank Oregon is approaching a full week without a functional government. The walkout staged by legislative Republicans has a huge impact both on critical programs and the broader democratic process. At Oregon Food Bank, our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We pursue this goal in [...]

The Legislative Walkout Jeopardizes Critical Anti-Hunger Initiatives — and Our Democracy2020-03-04T12:27:05-08:00
26 07, 2019

4 Ways America Loses with Trump’s Proposed SNAP Change

2019-07-31T10:21:39-07:00

Tell the administration why the categorical eligibility rule change is bad for people who are hungry COMMENT NOW July 26, 2019 - In the fight against hunger across the United States, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) remains the nation’s most effective tool, providing food assistance to 38 million [...]

4 Ways America Loses with Trump’s Proposed SNAP Change2019-07-31T10:21:39-07:00
26 06, 2019

Oregon Senate walkout puts anti-hunger programs at risk

2019-06-27T11:34:00-07:00

Oregon Senate Republicans must return to work June 26, 2019 - Last week, the Oregon Senate Republicans left our state capitol in Salem. They have yet to return to do their jobs as required by the constitution, leaving critical anti-hunger programs hanging in the balance, when 1 in 8 of our neighbors are facing [...]

Oregon Senate walkout puts anti-hunger programs at risk2019-06-27T11:34:00-07:00
9 05, 2019

For many, the Great Recession never ended

2019-05-31T16:49:52-07:00

May 9, 2019 - On April 11, nearly 200 anti-hunger advocates gathered in Salem to support the Oregon Food Bank advocacy agenda. State budget allocations for the next two years are decided in the next month, and we need to ensure that Oregon's food banks continue to assist our friends and neighbors across Oregon. [...]

For many, the Great Recession never ended2019-05-31T16:49:52-07:00