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19 04, 2018

Oregon organizations oppose House Farm Bill

2018-04-19T12:30:01+00:00

Harsh time limits on food assistance would increase hunger in Oregon April 19, 2018 - Organizations across Oregon are calling on U.S. Representatives to reject a Farm Bill that was passed yesterday by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. The bill dramatically increases the number of SNAP participants subject to harsh time limits, including underemployed parents with [...]

Oregon organizations oppose House Farm Bill 2018-04-19T12:30:01+00:00
18 04, 2018

It’s National Volunteer Week!

2018-04-18T14:31:46+00:00

April 16, 2018 - Dear Volunteers: On behalf of Oregon Food Bank, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has worked with us in the fight against hunger this past year. Over 37,000 volunteers donated time to Oregon Food Bank last year - amazing! You sorted and repacked [...]

It’s National Volunteer Week! 2018-04-18T14:31:46+00:00
11 04, 2018

Oregon Food Bank responds to newly signed executive order instructing federal agencies to boost work requirements

2018-04-11T12:51:23+00:00

April 11, 2018 - “We know that people using SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) are doing everything they can to provide for their families,” said Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank. “So the executive order signed by President Trump yesterday that implies tougher work requirements for SNAP and other public assistance programs really does [...]

Oregon Food Bank responds to newly signed executive order instructing federal agencies to boost work requirements 2018-04-11T12:51:23+00:00
4 04, 2018

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Intel

2018-04-04T12:07:03+00:00

APRIL 2018 - Thank you to Intel and its employees for their continued support of Oregon Food Bank. We are excited to recognize Intel as the Corporate Donor of the Month for April because of its financial contributions, support from volunteers and food drive donations. [...]

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Intel 2018-04-04T12:07:03+00:00
3 04, 2018

1.8 million pounds of food donated through KGW Great Food Drive

2018-04-03T09:09:52+00:00

April 3, 2018 - Thanks to you, KGW and all of our sponsors, the annual KGW Great Food Drive surpassed its goal and raised 1,829,095 pounds of food for Oregon Food Bank Network partners in 23 Oregon counties and five counties in southwest Washington. Special thanks to: KGW Tillamook Safeway Rivermark Community Credit Union Local Toyota [...]

1.8 million pounds of food donated through KGW Great Food Drive 2018-04-03T09:09:52+00:00
2 04, 2018

Volunteers make a difference at Oregon Food Bank

2018-04-02T11:25:31+00:00

From repacking food to digging in the garden, opportunities are abundant April 2, 2018 - April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and volunteers are vital to the success of Oregon Food Bank’s mission. Individuals and groups sort and repackage food, lead nutrition and gardening classes, assist with special events and legislative activities, and provide o ice and [...]

Volunteers make a difference at Oregon Food Bank 2018-04-02T11:25:31+00:00
26 03, 2018

SNAP Series: Who does SNAP help?

2018-03-27T11:04:18+00:00

March 26, 2018 - The second in a series of blog posts to answer questions about SNAP and what it means to people struggling with hunger. Jan cares for her disabled husband, Tim is unemployed, and Lois is on a fixed income. They are just a few of the one in six Oregonians who receive [...]

SNAP Series: Who does SNAP help? 2018-03-27T11:04:18+00:00
21 03, 2018

A victory for those needing affordable housing – By David Sarasohn

2018-03-21T12:31:57+00:00

March 21, 2018 - Everybody knows what Oregon’s housing crisis looks like. It sleeps, rolled up in a blanket, in a downtown Portland doorway. Or maybe it finds a tent, and hides in plain sight under a Portland bridge. But if you look some more, you can see it driving families from Northeast Portland to [...]

A victory for those needing affordable housing – By David Sarasohn 2018-03-21T12:31:57+00:00
16 03, 2018

Oregon Food Bank voluntarily recalls pumpkin seeds because of possible contamination by Listeria species

2018-03-17T13:31:08+00:00

*updated to add additional package information* March 16, 2018 – As a result of the ongoing recall of donated chia seeds that began on March 12, 2018, Oregon Food Bank has initiated a voluntary recall of 63,825 pounds of pumpkin seeds received on the same donation. These donated pumpkin seeds have the potential to be [...]

Oregon Food Bank voluntarily recalls pumpkin seeds because of possible contamination by Listeria species 2018-03-17T13:31:08+00:00
16 03, 2018

Oregon Food Bank voluntarily recalls nutritional yeast

2018-03-16T20:34:47+00:00

March 16, 2018 – Oregon Food Bank is voluntarily recalling 1,219 pounds of nutritional yeast, which was donated to the food bank. No illness has been reported but it was donated at the same time as two other recalled products – chia and pumpkin seeds. The nutritional yeast was distributed in Oregon and Clark County, Washington [...]

Oregon Food Bank voluntarily recalls nutritional yeast 2018-03-16T20:34:47+00:00