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11 10, 2019

CEO Reflections: Food is an Expression of Love

2019-10-11T08:46:18-07:00

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 Love2019-10-11T08:46:18-07:00
2 10, 2019

First Tech’s ongoing actions to combat hunger

2019-10-02T18:29:48-07:00

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 hunger2019-10-02T18:29:48-07:00
20 09, 2019

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

2019-10-10T11:45:27-07:00

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)2019-10-10T11:45:27-07:00
13 09, 2019

Corporate Donor of the Month: Schnitzer Steel

2019-09-13T12:21:35-07:00

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 Steel2019-09-13T12:21:35-07:00
13 09, 2019

CEO Reflections: This is Why the Root Causes Matter…

2019-09-13T11:17:15-07:00

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…2019-09-13T11:17:15-07:00
6 09, 2019

CEO Reflections on Hunger Action Month

2019-09-10T12:35:13-07:00

By Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank My first-born son had a hard time learning how to eat. Rather ironic thing to happen to a food bank leader, right? Rhys struggled to get the hang of breastfeeding. In order to get enough nutrition into him, my wife would nurse him and then we fed [...]

CEO Reflections on Hunger Action Month2019-09-10T12:35:13-07:00
30 08, 2019

September is Hunger Action Month!

2019-09-05T13:51:33-07:00

Take action this September to fight child hunger September 1, 2019 -- September is Hunger Action Month, the nationwide effort to mobilize communities to take action on the issue of hunger. Too many Oregonians experience hunger, which means they aren’t able to access or afford enough nutritious food. To eliminate hunger in Oregon, we [...]

September is Hunger Action Month!2019-09-05T13:51:33-07:00
12 08, 2019

We reject the criminalization of immigrants

2019-08-12T16:15:15-07:00

Oregon Food Bank issues statement in response to Trump administration final public charge rule publication August 12, 2019 -- Oregon Food Bank issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s public charge rule release: "We simply reject the administration’s effort to criminalize immigrants. No family should have to [...]

We reject the criminalization of immigrants2019-08-12T16:15:15-07:00
31 07, 2019

Corporate Donor of the Month: Fred Meyer

2019-07-31T13:34:57-07:00

AUGUST 2019 - Thank you to Fred Meyer and Fred Meyer employees! We are pleased to announce Fred Meyer as Corporate Donor of the Month. "Fred Meyer is proud to work with Oregon Food Bank as a key partner in our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan, [...]

Corporate Donor of the Month: Fred Meyer2019-07-31T13:34:57-07:00
26 07, 2019

4 Ways America Loses with Trump’s Proposed SNAP Change

2019-07-31T10:21:39-07:00

Tell the administration why the categorical eligibility rule change is bad for people who are hungry COMMENT NOW July 26, 2019 - In the fight against hunger across the United States, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) remains the nation’s most effective tool, providing food assistance to 38 million [...]

4 Ways America Loses with Trump’s Proposed SNAP Change2019-07-31T10:21:39-07:00