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16 04, 2021

Our 2021 Budget Priorities to #EmergeStronger

2021-04-16T16:22:06-07:00

By Matt Newell-Ching, Public Policy Manager A few weeks ago, I shared a bit about our legislative agenda to #EmergeStronger in 2021 and beyond. Huge thanks to all of you who already took action! Today, I want to follow up, because right now, Oregon legislators are getting ready to make decisions about [...]

Our 2021 Budget Priorities to #EmergeStronger2021-04-16T16:22:06-07:00
15 04, 2021

Partner Feature: Muslim Educational Trust

2021-04-15T16:17:20-07:00

In response to the growing need for emergency food supplies in the wake of COVID-19, the Muslim Educational Trust (MET) distributed over $225,000 worth of food to Metro-area families of all faiths — Muslims, Christians, Jews and others. More than 7,500 families were served through this program, with each emergency food box helping to [...]

Partner Feature: Muslim Educational Trust2021-04-15T16:17:20-07:00
14 04, 2021

Holding Daunte Wright and Community in Our Hearts

2021-04-15T07:40:30-07:00

Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot by police on Sunday in Minneapolis. Another Black man killed by police. And while media pundits and legal commentators debate whether this specific case was an accident, we know that systemic racism — the ideology of White Supremacy that denigrates the value and dignity of Black, [...]

Holding Daunte Wright and Community in Our Hearts2021-04-15T07:40:30-07:00
14 04, 2021

Statement on Evolution of USDA Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program

2021-04-15T08:49:27-07:00

As reported by Reuters, the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to wind down the Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program (FFFBP) at the end of May. Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan issued the following statement regarding the transition and overall need to refocus federal investment on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): "Today’s announcement recognizes [...]

Statement on Evolution of USDA Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program2021-04-15T08:49:27-07:00
8 04, 2021

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Safeway Alberstons

2021-04-08T15:24:07-07:00

April 2021 – Safeway Albertsons has been a valued partner of the Oregon Food Bank Network for many years — supporting our work to end to hunger and its root causes throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. “Safeway and Albertsons prioritize hunger relief daily, and are dedicated [...]

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Safeway Alberstons2021-04-08T15:24:07-07:00
1 04, 2021

BottleDrop: Recycling to Fight Hunger

2021-04-01T13:58:34-07:00

In 2015 Oregon Beverage Recycling Collective started its Blue Bag Bottle Drop program to partner with nonprofit organizations. Each organization gives donors Blue Bags to fill with bottles and cans that can be dropped off at any recycling facility in the community. "The Bottle Drop Give Program is really [...]

BottleDrop: Recycling to Fight Hunger2021-04-01T13:58:34-07:00
1 04, 2021

American Rescue Plan brings significant relief to our communities

2021-04-01T13:57:01-07:00

On March 11, President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, following passage in the U.S. House and Senate. This landmark legislation brings significant relief to communities suffering effects of the ongoing pandemic, including an historic down payment on reducing child poverty. What is in [...]

American Rescue Plan brings significant relief to our communities2021-04-01T13:57:01-07:00
31 03, 2021

Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility with Stacey Rice

2021-03-31T12:25:33-07:00

At Oregon Food Bank, we hold people experiencing hunger at the center of all that we do. And we know that food insecurity disproportionately affects the trans and gender non-conforming community — disparities that have been worsened by the economic fallout of COVID-19.  To mark this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility, we sat down with [...]

Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility with Stacey Rice2021-03-31T12:25:33-07:00
17 03, 2021

Heartbreak and resolve in the wake of racist, misogynistic violence in Georgia

2021-03-18T14:01:09-07:00

We are heartbroken and enraged by the racist and misogynistic violence perpetrated against women of Asian descent in Georgia this week. And yet we know this is not an isolated incident, nor is it new. Race-based harassment and violence rose by nearly 150% nationwide in 2020, with Asian communities increasingly targeted in the wake [...]

Heartbreak and resolve in the wake of racist, misogynistic violence in Georgia2021-03-18T14:01:09-07:00