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11 10, 2019

CEO Reflections: Food is an Expression of Love

2019-10-11T08:46:18-07:00

By Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank When is food more than nutrition? When food forms the kernel of community. When food is an expression of love. Food pantries distribute food to people facing hunger. The very best food pantries distribute food in a way that strengthens the power of people experiencing hunger, that [...]

CEO Reflections: Food is an Expression of Love2019-10-11T08:46:18-07:00
20 09, 2019

CEO Reflections: All the Single Moms (apologies to Beyoncé)

2019-10-10T11:45:27-07:00

By Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank I have the utmost respect for single moms. Last night, our ten-year-old son Rhys was up most of the night, sick. He is developmentally disabled, with the rare genetic condition William’s Syndrome, and the combination of illness and exhaustion drives him to scream and sob. For hours. [...]

CEO Reflections: All the Single Moms (apologies to Beyoncé)2019-10-10T11:45:27-07:00
13 09, 2019

CEO Reflections: This is Why the Root Causes Matter…

2019-09-13T11:17:15-07:00

By Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank There is actual, honest-to-Betsy, I-kid-you-not good news out this week. According to USDA, food insecurity in Oregon dropped down by 31 percent from 2015 to 2018; Oregon is finally at the level of hunger we experienced before the Great Recession. Let me say that again – as [...]

CEO Reflections: This is Why the Root Causes Matter…2019-09-13T11:17:15-07:00
6 09, 2019

CEO Reflections on Hunger Action Month

2019-09-10T12:35:13-07:00

By Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank My first-born son had a hard time learning how to eat. Rather ironic thing to happen to a food bank leader, right? Rhys struggled to get the hang of breastfeeding. In order to get enough nutrition into him, my wife would nurse him and then we fed [...]

CEO Reflections on Hunger Action Month2019-09-10T12:35:13-07:00