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16 01, 2019

Take Action! Sign our petitions to end the government shutdown

2019-01-16T10:59:54+00:00

January 16, 2019 - At Oregon Food Bank, we hold the people we serve at the center of all we do. That’s why we’re deeply concerned about the federal government partial shutdown. The shutdown leaves 800,000 federal employees without paychecks. We encourage people going without income during the shutdown to seek help from the Oregon [...]

Take Action! Sign our petitions to end the government shutdown2019-01-16T10:59:54+00:00
24 12, 2018

Legislative victories of 2018

2019-01-16T11:01:00+00:00

December 24, 2018 - Thank you for advocating for people experiencing hunger in Oregon and Washington! Over the past year, you helped us achieve the following legislative victories: Passed the 2018 farm bill in Congress with NO CUTS to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps) and increased funding for food banks across the [...]

Legislative victories of 20182019-01-16T11:01:00+00:00
20 12, 2018

Oregon Food Bank condemns SNAP waiver rule proposal

2019-01-07T16:02:53+00:00

December 20, 2018 - Today, the Department of Agriculture announced a proposed rule change that would limit access to SNAP (commonly known as food stamps) for hundreds of Oregonians. This rule change will affect people who are struggling the most to eat, have shelter and survive. “Our mission at Oregon Food Bank is to [...]

Oregon Food Bank condemns SNAP waiver rule proposal2019-01-07T16:02:53+00:00
14 12, 2018

Congress passes farm bill which protects people experiencing hunger

2018-12-14T13:59:22+00:00

December 14, 2018 – This week, Congress passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (the farm bill), the federal legislation that renews and updates agriculture policy and important nutrition programs—including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps). The president is expected to sign the bill next week. “We are incredibly pleased that Congress [...]

Congress passes farm bill which protects people experiencing hunger2018-12-14T13:59:22+00:00
28 11, 2018

Take action on public charge!

2018-12-04T14:02:58+00:00

November 28, 2018 - No family should have to decide between putting food on the table and securing long-term stability for themselves and their families. But that’s what will happen if a new rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security becomes law. Known as “public charge,” the proposed rule changes the way immigrants [...]

Take action on public charge!2018-12-04T14:02:58+00:00
12 11, 2018

Election-day victories for those experiencing hunger

2018-11-13T10:29:35+00:00

November 8, 2018 - Because of you and voters across the state, we helped pass laws that support people experiencing hunger in Oregon and defeat laws that didn't. In the metro area, an affordable housing bond passed that will create homes for more than 12,000 people across the region. Across Oregon, voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 102, [...]

Election-day victories for those experiencing hunger2018-11-13T10:29:35+00:00
2 11, 2018

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Safeway Albertsons

2018-11-02T09:40:50+00:00

NOVEMBER 2018 - We are delighted to recognize Safeway Albertsons as our Corporate Donor of the Month for their longstanding support of hunger relief efforts across Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Safeway Albertsons leverages every level of its complex network of stores and vendor relationships [...]

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Safeway Albertsons2018-11-02T09:40:50+00:00
30 10, 2018

Seed to Supper garden program fosters healing [VIDEO]

2018-10-30T14:44:22+00:00

October 30, 2018 - Matthieu is a Seed to Supper Ambassador at Central City Garden. "For us [the garden] is healing—a kind of healing process. While gardening, we are happy to do something." The Seed to Supper Ambassador Program is designed to empower community leaders with the tools and skills needed [...]

Seed to Supper garden program fosters healing [VIDEO]2018-10-30T14:44:22+00:00
26 10, 2018

Oregon Food Bank affirms and values the diversity of the human experience

2018-10-26T09:49:28+00:00

October 26, 2018 - On Sunday, the New York Times reported that “The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth” and that “health and human services is preparing to formally present the new definition to the Justice Department before the end of the year.” “At Oregon [...]

Oregon Food Bank affirms and values the diversity of the human experience2018-10-26T09:49:28+00:00