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19 09, 2017

Six money saving tips for buying fresh produce

September 19, 2017 - Every month we distribute thousands of pounds of fresh produce to people facing hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Many comment on how expensive fruits and vegetables are at the store and that they are grateful to have them at the pantry. Other clients need fresh produce in their diet [...]

8 09, 2017

Report shows hunger decrease in Oregon, but still higher than national rate

September 8, 2017 - Amidst a week of disasters, the news of a decrease in hunger brings a glimmer of hope for Oregon. According to the USDA's 2016 Household Food Security Report release this week, the number of Oregonians struggling to put food on the table decreased from 16.1 percent in 2013-2015 to 14.6 percent in [...]

7 09, 2017

Discontinuing DACA will push many into hardship and hunger

September 7, 2017 - Attorney General Sessions announced a plan to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Discontinuing DACA means the end of deferred action from deportation and loss of eligibility to legally work for 11,000 young immigrants in Oregon, often referred to as “Dreamers.” Oregon Food Bank believes the dismantling of DACA [...]

5 09, 2017

Volunteers pack 1776 disaster food boxes for Harvey victims

September 5, 2017 - Oregon Food Bank provides food assistance to Oregonians facing hunger, but we also step in when natural disaster situations require it. This morning, volunteers packed 1776 disaster food boxes for Hurricane Harvey flood victims. The contents of the boxes are intentionally foods that can be eaten without having to cook them, [...]

5 09, 2017

Four reasons school breakfast get kids off to a great start

September 5, 2017 - We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat” and that generally applies to children and teens. This is especially important during the school year, when they spend about six hours a day in the classroom. But why has school breakfast become such a hot topic in recent years? Here are [...]

22 08, 2017

Why the fight for food stamps is crucial – by David Sarasohn

August 22, 2017 - Two stories about growing up in the Pacific Northwest: When Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley was student body president at David Douglas High School in east Portland, he ran a food drive. Collecting in a low-income neighborhood, he found that every door he knocked on produced a can of something, or a [...]