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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
16 01, 2019

Take Action! Sign our petitions to end the government shutdown

2019-01-16T10:59:54-08:00

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 shutdown2019-01-16T10:59:54-08:00
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

2018-02-06T12:10:24-08:00

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 Sarasohn2018-02-06T12:10:24-08:00
16 11, 2016

ACTION ALERT: Ask Senator Merkley to finalize TEFAP increase

2017-03-02T13:42:29-08:00

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 increase2017-03-02T13:42:29-08:00