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20 02, 2019

Government shutdown still reverberating in Oregon with looming SNAP Gap

2019-02-20T14:40:41+00:00

February 20, 2019 - Oregon Food Bank is RELIEVED the president and Congress avoided a second federal partial government shutdown last week by reaching a budget agreement. However, our relief is tempered by a new problem caused by the shutdown: a SNAP Gap. February SNAP benefits were issued two weeks earlier than usual due [...]

Government shutdown still reverberating in Oregon with looming SNAP Gap2019-02-20T14:40:41+00:00
15 02, 2019

12 workplace giving stars in 2018

2019-02-15T14:35:25+00:00

February 15, 2019 - With many ways companies can contribute to philanthropy, encouraging and allowing employees to give back to their community through workplace giving is an easy, high-impact option. In 2018, many Portland-area companies provided an employee giving campaign. Additionally, many of the companies below took it a step further by providing an additional match [...]

12 workplace giving stars in 20182019-02-15T14:35:25+00:00
13 02, 2019

Oregon Food Bank supports protections for renters

2019-02-13T10:04:21+00:00

February 13, 2019 – Oregon Food Bank supports a proposal currently under consideration by the Oregon Legislature aimed at stabilizing housing for Oregon renters. We believe that the connection between housing and hunger is undeniable. We have heard first hand from people facing food insecurity that they are faced with the impossible choice between rent [...]

Oregon Food Bank supports protections for renters2019-02-13T10:04:21+00:00
12 02, 2019

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Providence

2019-02-15T14:37:32+00:00

FEBRUARY 2019 - We are thrilled to honor Providence Health and Services and its employees for their longstanding and significant support and dedicated volunteerism to help tackle hunger. This month we are recognizing Providence Health and Services as our Corporate Donor of the Month. [...]

CORPORATE DONOR OF THE MONTH: Providence2019-02-15T14:37:32+00:00
4 02, 2019

37th annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive launches; encourages public support

2019-02-12T17:18:33+00:00

February 4, 2019 - Governor Kate Brown today announced the launch of the Governor's State Employees Food Drive, the 37th annual partnership with Oregon Food Bank that has resulted in millions of dollars raised to support the more than 260,000 Oregonians who receive food from a food pantry each month. State employees from the Employment [...]

37th annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive launches; encourages public support2019-02-12T17:18:33+00:00
25 01, 2019

Temporary relief: Celebrating the agreement to reopen the government

2019-01-25T13:05:24+00:00

January 25, 2019 - Oregon Food Bank and our statewide network of food banks, partners and programs serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington are RELIEVED that President Trump and Congress are reaching a temporary agreement and reopening the government through February 15 – so that hunger doesn’t get worse. The shutdown has highlighted what we have [...]

Temporary relief: Celebrating the agreement to reopen the government2019-01-25T13:05:24+00:00
24 01, 2019

Special thanks to 525 volunteers who gave their time on MLK Day of Service

2019-01-24T15:13:12+00:00

January 24, 2019 - MLK Day of Service has transformed the King Holiday into a day of citizen action. To honor Dr. King, Oregon Food Bank once again opened its doors for volunteers to take action against poverty and help our neighbors who experience hunger. For the 8th year, Bank of America was our presenting [...]

Special thanks to 525 volunteers who gave their time on MLK Day of Service2019-01-24T15:13:12+00:00
21 01, 2019

Oregon Food Bank remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

2019-01-21T08:34:45+00:00

January 21, 2019 - In the months leading up to his assassination, Reverend King was busy organizing the Poor People’s Campaign. He understood that civil rights were necessary, but insufficient, for creating equality and the beloved community that he dreamed about and gave his life for. Dr. King looked across America and saw people and families [...]

Oregon Food Bank remembers Martin Luther King Jr.2019-01-21T08:34:45+00:00
16 01, 2019

Take Action! Sign our petitions to end the government shutdown

2019-01-16T10:59:54+00:00

January 16, 2019 - At Oregon Food Bank, we hold the people we serve at the center of all we do. That’s why we’re deeply concerned about the federal government partial shutdown. The shutdown leaves 800,000 federal employees without paychecks. We encourage people going without income during the shutdown to seek help from the Oregon [...]

Take Action! Sign our petitions to end the government shutdown2019-01-16T10:59:54+00:00
24 12, 2018

Legislative victories of 2018

2019-01-16T11:01:00+00:00

December 24, 2018 - Thank you for advocating for people experiencing hunger in Oregon and Washington! Over the past year, you helped us achieve the following legislative victories: Passed the 2018 farm bill in Congress with NO CUTS to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps) and increased funding for food banks across the [...]

Legislative victories of 20182019-01-16T11:01:00+00:00