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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
1 07, 2020

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Delta Fire

2020-06-30T13:44:02-07:00

July 2020 - Oregon Food Bank is delighted to honor Delta Fire as our Corporate Donor of the Month. Delta Fire, Inc. is a locally owned company in Portland that was founded in 1987. After 33 years, Delta Fire has established themselves as a leader in the fire protection industry in Oregon, and [...]

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Delta Fire2020-06-30T13:44:02-07:00
27 06, 2020

Honoring & Uplifting LGBTQ+ Lives on Stonewall’s Anniversary

2020-06-26T19:32:46-07:00

A collaboration by the Oregon Food Bank LGBTQ+ Affinity Group On June 28th, 1969, an historic act of resistance by the LGBTQ+ community began. The Stonewall Riots began in New York City's Greenwich Village after police raided The Stonewall Inn. When officers became violent after demanding “sex verification” checks on trans women, [...]

Honoring & Uplifting LGBTQ+ Lives on Stonewall’s Anniversary2020-06-26T19:32:46-07:00
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
19 06, 2020

Juneteenth: Celebrating, Reflecting and Organizing for a Just Future

2020-06-24T16:48:24-07:00

A collaboration by Oregon Food Bank’s BIPOC, Equity, People & Culture, and Communications Teams As we continue to increase our awareness of Juneteenth across the country, we invite our entire community to join us in this time of self-reflection. This is an opportunity for self-assessment, self-improvement, and planning for the future. A celebration of [...]

Juneteenth: Celebrating, Reflecting and Organizing for a Just Future2020-06-24T16:48:24-07:00
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
4 06, 2020

In Solidarity and for Action: Mourning George Floyd

2020-06-23T11:58:07-07:00

by Rut Martinez-Alicea — Director of Equity, People, Culture & Administration The grief our community is immersed in — now, with over 100,000 confirmed people lost to COVID-19 in the US — is infinitely compounded by the loss of yet another Black American man at the hands of the police. Our community [...]

In Solidarity and for Action: Mourning George Floyd2020-06-23T11:58:07-07:00
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