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20 01, 2020

The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Poor People’s Campaign and the Census

2020-01-20T07:49:48-08:00

January 20, 2020 - In the months leading up to his assassination, Marin Luther King, Jr. was busy organizing the Poor People’s Campaign. He understood that civil rights were critical, but insufficient on their own, to ensure the equality he dreamed of and gave his life for. Building true, equitable community would require even more [...]

The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Poor People’s Campaign and the Census2020-01-20T07:49:48-08:00
6 01, 2020

Strengthening Family Bonds and Building Community through Volunteering

2020-01-06T10:31:18-08:00

January 6, 2020 - As one of four children raised by a single mother, Daniel is familiar with the struggles of single parenthood. “If it wasn’t for having food stamps, we would not have been able to be fed,” he explains. These formative experiences shaped Daniel’s outlook on his own resilience and the power of [...]

Strengthening Family Bonds and Building Community through Volunteering2020-01-06T10:31:18-08:00
3 01, 2020

Together, we are building stronger, hunger-free communities

2020-01-07T12:49:24-08:00

January 3, 2020 — Thank you for being part of the Oregon Food Bank family. Here are some highlights of what we accomplished together in 2019: Each month 265,000 people facing hunger are able to get much-needed food through the Oregon Food Bank network. More than 2,000 people participated in cooking and gardening education opportunities. More [...]

Together, we are building stronger, hunger-free communities2020-01-07T12:49:24-08:00
2 01, 2020

Corporate Donor of the Month: Bank of America

2020-01-16T11:18:14-08:00

JANUARY 2020 – Oregon Food Bank is proud to recognize Bank of America and its employees as the corporate donor of the month for January. For the ninth straight year, Bank of America and its employees have been the presenting sponsor of Martin Luther King Day of Service at Oregon [...]

Corporate Donor of the Month: Bank of America2020-01-16T11:18:14-08:00
20 12, 2019

2019 ‘Hunger Hero’ Sees Healthy Food as Key to Community Power

2019-12-20T08:16:57-08:00

December 20, 2019 - Angelica Cortes strongly believes in the connection between community power and access to nutritious foods. “Access to healthy food is very important,” said Angelica during a recent speech. “Without it, a person cannot actively participate in their child’s school community. There is little time or energy to play with one’s [...]

2019 ‘Hunger Hero’ Sees Healthy Food as Key to Community Power2019-12-20T08:16:57-08:00
19 12, 2019

OFB Improves Food Access in Clackamas County Thanks to Kaiser Permanente Grant

2019-12-20T16:41:33-08:00

December 19, 2019 -- Oregon Food Bank (OFB) is excited to announce expanded food access in Clackamas County, thanks to a $15,000 volunteer grant from Kaiser Permanente Gives. Each year, the program supports nonprofits that KP employees are passionate about and donate their time to. Oregon Food Bank was nominated by Kaiser Permanente leader [...]

OFB Improves Food Access in Clackamas County Thanks to Kaiser Permanente Grant2019-12-20T16:41:33-08:00
11 12, 2019

Corporate Donor of the Month: Wells Fargo

2019-12-11T18:05:46-08:00

DECEMBER 2019 – Thank you to Wells Fargo and Wells Fargo employees! We are pleased to recognize Wells Fargo as Corporate Donor of the Month for December. A long-time partner of Oregon Food Bank, Wells Fargo demonstrates its commitment to ending hunger annually through significant volunteerism by their employees that totals [...]

Corporate Donor of the Month: Wells Fargo2019-12-11T18:05:46-08:00
9 12, 2019

Request for Proposals: Oregon Food Bank Seeks Grocery Retailers to Participate in $250,000 Healthy Food Incentive Pilot

2019-12-10T13:24:52-08:00

Oregon Food Bank’s ‘Double Up Food Bucks’ SNAP incentive program increases access for low-income families, supports area grocers and farmers December 9, 2019 — PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Food Bank will accept proposals from local grocery stores to participate in the Double Up Food Bucks Grocery Pilot (Double Up or DUFB). [...]

Request for Proposals: Oregon Food Bank Seeks Grocery Retailers to Participate in $250,000 Healthy Food Incentive Pilot2019-12-10T13:24:52-08:00
4 12, 2019

Let’s focus on food, not penalties

2019-12-04T13:29:31-08:00

UPDATE: Despite widespread public opposition, the Trump Administration has pushed forward with its attack on SNAP food assistance—publishing a 'final rule' that harshly restricts support for as many as 24,000 Oregonians. See Feeding America's statement for details on the impact of this attack. (December 5, 2019) March 13, 2019 - In the fight against hunger across [...]

Let’s focus on food, not penalties2019-12-04T13:29:31-08:00
13 11, 2019

Transgender Awareness and Our Fight to End Hunger

2020-01-07T10:56:48-08:00

By Oregon Food Bank LGBTQ Affinity Group Today begins Transgender Awareness Week — a time to honor and recognize the strong, resilient communities of trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx. From November 13 to 19 we are called to highlight the stories and work of those in the trans community [...]

Transgender Awareness and Our Fight to End Hunger2020-01-07T10:56:48-08:00