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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
24 07, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Anti-hunger leaders in Oregon issue statement in response to Trump administration proposal to restrict SNAP eligibility

2019-07-24T17:15:46-07:00

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES RULE THAT WOULD TAKE SNAP BENEFITS AWAY FROM 3.1 MILLION AMERICANS July 24, 2019 -- Today, Oregon Food Bank and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon issued the following joint statement in response to the directive issued by the Trump administration and the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed rule change which [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Anti-hunger leaders in Oregon issue statement in response to Trump administration proposal to restrict SNAP eligibility2019-07-24T17:15:46-07:00
16 07, 2019

SNAP Double Up Food Bucks is a triple win

2019-07-16T15:38:23-07:00

More locally grown fruits and veggies coming to low-income Oregonians through SNAP Double Up Food Bucks July 16, 2019 - Fighting food insecurity just got a little easier for SNAP recipients  “I can hardly afford to feed my growing kids, and junk food is more affordable than healthy foods these days. Thanks [...]

SNAP Double Up Food Bucks is a triple win2019-07-16T15:38:23-07:00
10 07, 2019

USDA takes away Summer EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) program

2019-07-11T10:23:05-07:00

No summer break for hunger in Oregon July 10, 2019 - For thousands of Oregon families, when the school year ends, the challenge of making up for free or reduced-price school meals begins. With the loss of school meals, struggling families have to provide at least 10 additional meals per week per child. [...]

USDA takes away Summer EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) program2019-07-11T10:23:05-07:00
1 07, 2019

Oregon legislators complete 2019 session

2019-07-11T11:32:53-07:00

Session not a blueprint for the future July 1, 2019 - The 2019 Oregon Legislative session ended on Sunday, June 30. With the return of the Senate Republicans on Saturday morning, legislators moved quickly, passing nearly one hundred bills before adjourning Sunday evening, a few hours before the constitutional deadline. We can safely say [...]

Oregon legislators complete 2019 session2019-07-11T11:32:53-07:00
26 06, 2019

Oregon Senate walkout puts anti-hunger programs at risk

2019-06-27T11:34:00-07:00

Oregon Senate Republicans must return to work June 26, 2019 - Last week, the Oregon Senate Republicans left our state capitol in Salem. They have yet to return to do their jobs as required by the constitution, leaving critical anti-hunger programs hanging in the balance, when 1 in 8 of our neighbors are facing [...]

Oregon Senate walkout puts anti-hunger programs at risk2019-06-27T11:34:00-07:00
18 06, 2019

Why Juneteenth is Important

2019-06-18T15:42:18-07:00

Celebrating & Acknowledging Freedom Day June 18, 2019 - On June 19, Oregon Food Bank will observe Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day), a holiday commemorating the abolishment of slavery in 1865 in Texas and the Confederate South, nearly two-and-half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. [...]

Why Juneteenth is Important2019-06-18T15:42:18-07:00
14 06, 2019

Serving with Pride

2019-07-11T11:41:54-07:00

LGBTQ Americans are hungrier than nearly any other demographic June 14, 2019 - Americans in 30 states can be denied employment just for being transgender. Twenty-eight states allow employers to deny employment to anyone for being lesbian, gay or bisexual. In addition, LGBTQ people face discrimination when accessing healthcare, housing (especially as they age) [...]

Serving with Pride2019-07-11T11:41:54-07:00