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4 12, 2019

Let’s focus on food, not penalties

2019-12-04T13:29:31-08:00

UPDATE: Despite widespread public opposition, the Trump Administration has pushed forward with its attack on SNAP food assistance—publishing a 'final rule' that harshly restricts support for as many as 24,000 Oregonians. See Feeding America's statement for details on the impact of this attack. (December 5, 2019) March 13, 2019 - In the fight against hunger across [...]

Let’s focus on food, not penalties2019-12-04T13:29:31-08:00
13 11, 2019

Transgender Awareness and Our Fight to End Hunger

2019-11-20T16:05:06-08:00

By Oregon Food Bank LGBTQ Affinity Group Today begins Transgender Awareness Week — a time to honor and recognize the strong, resilient communities of trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. From November 13 to 19 we are called to highlight the stories and work of those in the trans community [...]

Transgender Awareness and Our Fight to End Hunger2019-11-20T16:05:06-08:00
8 11, 2019

Corporate Donor of the Month: Nike

2019-11-13T15:40:46-08:00

NOVEMBER 2019 - Oregon Food Bank is proud to recognize Nike as the November Corporate Donor of the Month. For decades, Nike and its employees have contributed greatly to the community of Oregonians who face hunger today, while working to end the systemic barriers that perpetuate hunger tomorrow. Nike employees [...]

Corporate Donor of the Month: Nike2019-11-13T15:40:46-08:00
1 11, 2019

Our Voices Helped Stop Harmful Changes to Federal Food Policy

2019-11-01T11:02:10-08:00

November 1, 2019 — Last month, five federal courts issued preliminary injunctions to block implementation of the “public charge” rule — a change that would punish immigrant families that receive support through programs like Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), and Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). No family [...]

Our Voices Helped Stop Harmful Changes to Federal Food Policy2019-11-01T11:02:10-08:00
30 10, 2019

OnPoint Community Credit Union Donation Will Support Our Community Across the State With as Many as 120,000 meals

2019-10-30T13:42:06-08:00

October 30, 2019 — OnPoint Community Credit Union's $40,200 contribution, which followed the credit union’s successful Refer-a-Friend Campaign throughout the Summer of 2019, will help to provide more than 120,000 meals for individuals and families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. During the two-month campaign, OnPoint members invited friends, family and [...]

OnPoint Community Credit Union Donation Will Support Our Community Across the State With as Many as 120,000 meals2019-10-30T13:42:06-08:00
11 10, 2019

CEO Reflections: Food is an Expression of Love

2019-10-11T08:46:18-08:00

By Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank When is food more than nutrition? When food forms the kernel of community. When food is an expression of love. Food pantries distribute food to people facing hunger. The very best food pantries distribute food in a way that strengthens the power of people experiencing hunger, that [...]

CEO Reflections: Food is an Expression of Love2019-10-11T08:46:18-08:00
2 10, 2019

First Tech’s ongoing actions to combat hunger

2019-10-02T18:29:48-08:00

October 2, 2019 - As we reflect on this year’s Hunger Action Month, we gratefully acknowledge our presenting sponsor First Tech Federal Credit Union, who’s been a vital community partner in fighting hunger and its root causes across Oregon. First Tech’s holistic commitment to ending hunger runs deep. Which is [...]

First Tech’s ongoing actions to combat hunger2019-10-02T18:29:48-08:00
20 09, 2019

CEO Reflections: All the Single Moms (apologies to Beyoncé)

2019-10-10T11:45:27-08:00

By Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank I have the utmost respect for single moms. Last night, our ten-year-old son Rhys was up most of the night, sick. He is developmentally disabled, with the rare genetic condition William’s Syndrome, and the combination of illness and exhaustion drives him to scream and sob. For hours. [...]

CEO Reflections: All the Single Moms (apologies to Beyoncé)2019-10-10T11:45:27-08:00
13 09, 2019

Corporate Donor of the Month: Schnitzer Steel

2019-09-13T12:21:35-08:00

SEPTEMBER 2019 - Thank you to Schnitzer Steel and Pick ‘n Pull employees! We are pleased to announce Schnitzer Steel as Corporate Donor of the Month. “Helping in the Fight Against Hunger is a collective effort supported by our company, our employees and our customers. For over [...]

Corporate Donor of the Month: Schnitzer Steel2019-09-13T12:21:35-08:00
13 09, 2019

CEO Reflections: This is Why the Root Causes Matter…

2019-09-13T11:17:15-08:00

By Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank There is actual, honest-to-Betsy, I-kid-you-not good news out this week. According to USDA, food insecurity in Oregon dropped down by 31 percent from 2015 to 2018; Oregon is finally at the level of hunger we experienced before the Great Recession. Let me say that again – as [...]

CEO Reflections: This is Why the Root Causes Matter…2019-09-13T11:17:15-08:00