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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
19 06, 2020

Juneteenth and Pride: From Celebration to Action

2020-06-19T12:25:38-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO The beginning of summer is usually a time of celebration in our communities — from LGBTQ Pride parades to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, to our Juneteenth commemorations of the end of the slavery after the Civil War. Instead, we find ourselves at an historic [...]

Juneteenth and Pride: From Celebration to Action2020-06-19T12:25:38-07:00
5 06, 2020

We can’t end hunger without ending systemic racism

2020-06-14T14:58:57-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” - Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his open letter to the community, Marcus Mundy shared the above quote from Martin Luther King [...]

We can’t end hunger without ending systemic racism2020-06-14T14:58:57-07:00
31 05, 2020

We Can’t #EmergeStronger if We Cut Critical Public Services

2020-05-31T17:50:02-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO Since the pandemic began, one thing has become more clear than ever: public services are vital. 1 in 5 Oregonians out of work, and unemployment claims are being filed at record levels. Applications for SNAP food assistance have increased by 400%. Our childcare system is in crisis and public [...]

We Can’t #EmergeStronger if We Cut Critical Public Services2020-05-31T17:50:02-07:00
23 05, 2020

This crisis is far from over…but food remains available.

2020-05-31T11:24:05-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO It’s been almost ten weeks since I shared my first message regarding our response to the public health crisis. Many counties are just beginning to re-open, which offers a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel. But based on what we’re seeing on the ground at our [...]

This crisis is far from over…but food remains available.2020-05-31T11:24:05-07:00
14 05, 2020

Connecting Communities with Food from Local Farmers and Businesses

2020-05-17T10:09:27-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO Many people know that congress passed the ‘Families First’ Act to help struggling communities in the wake of COVID-19. But what you might not be aware of is the work that’s being done to connect local farmers and businesses with families in need of emergency food assistance. That’s where [...]

Connecting Communities with Food from Local Farmers and Businesses2020-05-17T10:09:27-07:00
10 05, 2020

We Can’t #EmergeStronger Without Essential Workers

2020-06-08T14:59:11-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO We can't emerge stronger without essential workers, yet tens of thousands of them will be left behind if we don't act. Fortunately, there's an incredibly important effort underway to support these critical members of our communities: The Oregon Worker Relief Fund (OWRF). As you know, the Oregon Food Bank [...]

We Can’t #EmergeStronger Without Essential Workers2020-06-08T14:59:11-07:00
26 04, 2020

Interim Report on Our Efforts to #EmergeStronger from COVID-19

2020-05-12T15:02:58-07:00

View all weekly #EmergeStronger video updates. When more than 860,000 people rely on your services annually — a number that grows each week as this crisis deepens — there's never a 'good' time to pause and reflect. And as a pillar of regional disaster response, Oregon Food Bank is leveraging [...]

Interim Report on Our Efforts to #EmergeStronger from COVID-192020-05-12T15:02:58-07:00
25 04, 2020

Housing, Hunger and Our Shared Work to #EmergeStronger

2020-04-25T17:44:29-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO We often talk about the essentials of life: food, water, shelter — and for good reason. Having a safe, healthy place to live is just as essential to our well-being as the food in our bellies or the air we breathe. Housing challenges are incredibly intertwined with food assistance. [...]

Housing, Hunger and Our Shared Work to #EmergeStronger2020-04-25T17:44:29-07:00