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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
28 08, 2020

From ‘Hunger Action Month’ to a Full Season of Action

2020-08-28T16:22:30-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO Earlier this month, I turned to you — our wonderful supporter community — to ask for you help. As we all know too well, families throughout Oregon and across the country are suffering in the wake of COVID-19. This pandemic is getting worse, the economic tool is [...]

From ‘Hunger Action Month’ to a Full Season of Action2020-08-28T16:22:30-07:00
13 08, 2020

The Crisis is Ongoing. Congress must act now.

2020-08-14T14:44:23-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO It’s no secret that thousands of families are in crisis throughout the region. Estimates from Oregon State University show that food insecurity has doubled since the start of the pandemic. The state Department of Human Services reports that 120,000 more people needed SNAP food assistance (sometimes called food [...]

The Crisis is Ongoing. Congress must act now.2020-08-14T14:44:23-07:00
1 08, 2020

Racial Justice Work is Anti-hunger Work; Anti-hunger Work is Racial Justice Work.

2020-08-02T10:58:06-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO As I share this message, Portland remains in the center of the national news cycle — both for the size of our racial justice demonstrations, and for the presence and actions of federal agents during these demonstrations. We're just beginning to see the effects of their withdrawal [...]

Racial Justice Work is Anti-hunger Work; Anti-hunger Work is Racial Justice Work.2020-08-02T10:58:06-07:00
16 07, 2020

Communities Coming Together to #EmergeStronger

2020-07-16T14:55:57-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO I don’t need to tell you that the impact of this pandemic is very real. Since March, more than 12,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 — and hundreds have died. One in five Oregon workers has lost their jobs in the pandemic’s wake. More than 300,000 [...]

Communities Coming Together to #EmergeStronger2020-07-16T14:55:57-07:00
15 07, 2020

Senator Wyden Joins OFB & Community Members in Call to Pass Urgent Relief

2020-07-20T09:30:24-07:00

On July 15, Oregon Food Bank joined U.S. Senator Ron Wyden in a call for Congress to pass urgent relief for families and communities hard-hit by the pandemic and its economic fallout. The following remarks were delivered by Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank, on behalf of the one-in-five Oregonians facing income [...]

Senator Wyden Joins OFB & Community Members in Call to Pass Urgent Relief2020-07-20T09:30:24-07:00
3 07, 2020

Reflecting on the True Meaning of Freedom

2020-07-03T10:10:42-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO As we head into Independence Day weekend, many of us are are reflecting on the true meaning of freedom. Thousands of our neighbors are marching across the country to shine a light of systemic inequities that ensure many of our communities don’t know true freedom. Thousands more [...]

Reflecting on the True Meaning of Freedom2020-07-03T10:10:42-07:00
25 06, 2020

Resources to Address Hunger this Summer, Action to End Hunger for Good

2020-06-26T11:10:38-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO At Oregon Food Bank, June has long marked a time when we share our deep concerns about summer hunger — for kids who no longer have easy access to breakfast and lunch at school. In an ordinary summer, many families have to come up with at least [...]

Resources to Address Hunger this Summer, Action to End Hunger for Good2020-06-26T11:10:38-07:00