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16 01, 2018

After 30 years, Oregon Food Bank steps away from Waterfront Blues Festival

2018-01-16T12:02:43+00:00

2018 festival will continue under leadership of Waterfront Blues Production January 16, 2018 - Oregon Food Bank today announced that it is stepping down as owner/operator of the Waterfront Blues Festival, a multi-day music and community event held every year over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The festival remains strong and will continue under the [...]

After 30 years, Oregon Food Bank steps away from Waterfront Blues Festival 2018-01-16T12:02:43+00:00
8 01, 2018

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Kaiser

2018-01-08T16:16:17+00:00

JANUARY 2018 - Thank you to Kaiser Permanente for its significant contributions to fighting hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. We are proud to recognize Kaiser as the Corporate Donor of the Month for January. “Our mission is to improve [...]

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Kaiser 2018-01-08T16:16:17+00:00
2 01, 2018

Voters on Jan. 23 to determine future of uninsured low-income Oregonians

2018-01-02T10:30:01+00:00

January 2, 2017 - We recently talked with Connie from Vale, Oregon about how she lives on a fixed income, accesses her local pantry and what it means to have affordable healthcare. “I have lived in the Vale area for 6 years. I live on a pension right now, cause I am not old enough for [...]

Voters on Jan. 23 to determine future of uninsured low-income Oregonians 2018-01-02T10:30:01+00:00
19 12, 2017

Columbia Gorge Food Bank opens in The Dalles

2017-12-19T15:54:04+00:00

December 19, 2017 - Dozens of people gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of Columbia Gorge Food Bank in The Dalles. Joining Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan were staff from Senator Ron Wyden’s and Representative Greg Walden’s offices along with State Senator Chuck Thomsen and State Representative Jeff Helfrich. Columbia Gorge Food Bank (CGFB) [...]

Columbia Gorge Food Bank opens in The Dalles 2017-12-19T15:54:04+00:00
15 12, 2017

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: NIKE

2017-12-15T13:07:40+00:00

DECEMBER 2017 - Thank you to Nike and its employees for giving so much to fight hunger in our communities: so much time volunteering, financial contributions, and food for food drives. We are excited to recognize them all as the Corporate Donor of the Month for December. [...]

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: NIKE 2017-12-15T13:07:40+00:00
12 12, 2017

Oregon’s triple tax whammy – by David Sarasohn

2017-12-12T14:56:03+00:00

December 12, 2017 - The Senate’s massive, middle-of-the-night, partly hand-written, redesign of the entire U.S. tax system created a huge opening for hunger. Not an opening for efforts against hunger. An opening for hunger itself. “A lot of folks are going to get clobbered,” forecasts Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, sounding groggy and gravelly as [...]

Oregon’s triple tax whammy – by David Sarasohn 2017-12-12T14:56:03+00:00
4 12, 2017

Reaching people where they live and work: Vital to the food industry, migrant workers often struggle with hunger

2017-12-04T14:33:11+00:00

December 4, 2017 - Thousands of migrant farmworkers fill Oregon’s fields in the summer. From planting to picking and pruning, they work long days in remote places. The results of their work fill grocery stores across the state and beyond. Yet despite the large quantities of food they handle, migrant farmworkers and their families experience high [...]

Reaching people where they live and work: Vital to the food industry, migrant workers often struggle with hunger 2017-12-04T14:33:11+00:00
30 11, 2017

#GivingTuesday success! We did it, thanks to you!

2017-11-30T11:44:04+00:00

November 30, 2017 - Thank you for your generosity on #GivingTuesday. Because of you – and our partner Delta Air Lines – we are able to provide over 400,000 meals to our neighbors in need! More than 700,000 Oregonians, like Jessica, experience food insecurity. "I only come to the food pantry if I [...]

#GivingTuesday success! We did it, thanks to you! 2017-11-30T11:44:04+00:00
29 11, 2017

ACA helps end “food or medicine” dilemma – by David Sarasohn

2017-11-29T12:13:18+00:00

November 29, 2017 - These days, at 70, Bill Brandt-Gasuen sounds delighted to call himself a full-time volunteer, spending time sorting and packing at Oregon Food Bank locations. He spent decades as a Teamster at Consolidated Freightways moving trucks and loads around the yard, a job he liked that ended suddenly when the company went bankrupt. [...]

ACA helps end “food or medicine” dilemma – by David Sarasohn 2017-11-29T12:13:18+00:00
21 11, 2017

Vote for us! We could win $15K from First Tech’s Season of Giving Competition

2017-11-30T11:45:50+00:00

November 21, 2017 - Oregon Food Bank needs your vote! It's free to help and only takes a minute - vote online until November 30. First Tech Federal Credit Union has chosen three non-profits to support in Oregon over the Season of Giving and they’re asking for the public’s help to direct funding. They’re giving [...]

Vote for us! We could win $15K from First Tech’s Season of Giving Competition 2017-11-30T11:45:50+00:00