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8 01, 2021

Resolving to Defend Inclusive Democracy in 2021

2021-01-08T17:32:14-08:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO I had intended to come to you today with Oregon Food Bank's resolutions for the new year. But the attack on our U.S. Capitol and anti-democratic action in Salem and Olympia this week bring new meaning and focus to what we must all "resolve" to do [...]

Resolving to Defend Inclusive Democracy in 20212021-01-08T17:32:14-08:00
22 12, 2020

Grassroots action prompts state and federal action on COVID-19 relief — Thank You!

2020-12-22T18:06:35-08:00

After months of delays, leaders in the U.S. Senate returned to work out a compromise with the House of Representatives on long-overdue COVID stimulus. The final package provides more than $900 million in relief to people and communities who have been hard hit by the pandemic — including direct relief checks, small business support, [...]

Grassroots action prompts state and federal action on COVID-19 relief — Thank You!2020-12-22T18:06:35-08:00
11 12, 2020

Oregon Food Bank Statement on $2.9M State Investment in Emergency Food Assistance

2020-12-11T18:05:28-08:00

Legislative Emergency Board funds will help to address rising food insecurity across Oregon in the wake of COVID-19 PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board today approved a $2.9 million investment in emergency food assistance through the Oregon Food Bank Network — a critical allocation at a time when [...]

Oregon Food Bank Statement on $2.9M State Investment in Emergency Food Assistance2020-12-11T18:05:28-08:00
11 12, 2020

This crisis is real — and real action is needed to address hunger and poverty right now.

2021-01-08T17:33:27-08:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO I was just talking to my colleague, Paul, who drives our truck out to the Crossroads free food market in NE Portland. He said the line for food assistance this morning went on for blocks. Paul said to me: "Susannah, things are getting real." And I [...]

This crisis is real — and real action is needed to address hunger and poverty right now.2021-01-08T17:33:27-08:00
4 12, 2020

Thanks to this community, the impossible seems possible.

2020-12-04T17:05:54-08:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO If this hard, hard year has proved one thing, it's that the impossible is possible. That our community, through the actions we take, makes the most difficult things seem doable. That we can truly emerge stronger, thanks to the shared effort we've all been engaged in [...]

Thanks to this community, the impossible seems possible.2020-12-04T17:05:54-08:00
3 12, 2020

Community Partnerships — A New Local Focus

2020-12-03T16:19:00-08:00

At Oregon Food Bank, we believe the best ideas for community prosperity are developed by and with local representative leadership. Each community has the expertise to build a healthier, more equitable and more resilient local food system. When we bring together local leaders — people with lived experience of hunger, community leaders, and industry [...]

Community Partnerships — A New Local Focus2020-12-03T16:19:00-08:00
23 11, 2020

Our communities face a dark winter. But, together, we can be the light.

2020-11-23T13:21:35-08:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO Right now, we are looking at a dark winter, indeed. So I am asking you to please be the light. Why is it dark? Because COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing across Oregon and throughout our country, and more than 800 of our neighbors have lost their lives. [...]

Our communities face a dark winter. But, together, we can be the light.2020-11-23T13:21:35-08:00
23 11, 2020

Anti-Hunger Advocates Nationwide Urge Nomination of Rep. Marcia Fudge for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

2020-11-24T14:47:14-08:00

More than 60 food banks and anti-poverty organizations hail the Congresswoman’s leadership on public nutrition programs, support for farmworkers and the root causes of hunger. More than 60 of the nation’s leading anti-hunger advocates today came together to strongly recommend the nomination of Representative Marcia Fudge (OH-11) for the position of United States Agriculture Secretary. [...]

Anti-Hunger Advocates Nationwide Urge Nomination of Rep. Marcia Fudge for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture2020-11-24T14:47:14-08:00
18 11, 2020

Lawmakers must act to prevent mass displacement and homelessness

2020-11-23T01:22:18-08:00

by Susannah Morgan, chief executive officer of Oregon Food Bank; Jan Musgrove Elfers, president of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon; and Sybil Hebb, director of legislative advocacy at the Oregon Law Center. This column appeared in the Oregonian November 18, 2020. This pandemic has taught many of us how important our homes are. They [...]

Lawmakers must act to prevent mass displacement and homelessness2020-11-23T01:22:18-08:00
6 11, 2020

Election Victories and How to Protect our Democracy

2020-11-06T16:17:46-08:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO This has been an intense week for all of us — certainly one of the most intense in my decades in food banking. Folx, we have a lot to celebrate this week in our shared work to emerge stronger and end hunger for good. Despite the pandemic, [...]

Election Victories and How to Protect our Democracy2020-11-06T16:17:46-08:00