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9 12, 2020

OSU’s Study of Food Insecurity Calculates 25% Rate in Oregon in 2020

2021-01-08T13:58:45-08:00

OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory (OPAL) in the School of Public Policy in Corvallis recently released a study of Oregon's Food Insecurity in the time of COVID-19. As we've seen first-hand across the Oregon Food Bank Network, OPAL's report outlines how the pandemic caused Oregon's food insecurity rate to more than double within a year to [...]

OSU’s Study of Food Insecurity Calculates 25% Rate in Oregon in 20202021-01-08T13:58:45-08:00
4 12, 2020

Thanks to this community, the impossible seems possible.

2020-12-04T17:05:54-08:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO If this hard, hard year has proved one thing, it's that the impossible is possible. That our community, through the actions we take, makes the most difficult things seem doable. That we can truly emerge stronger, thanks to the shared effort we've all been engaged in [...]

Thanks to this community, the impossible seems possible.2020-12-04T17:05:54-08:00
23 11, 2020

Our communities face a dark winter. But, together, we can be the light.

2020-11-23T13:21:35-08:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO Right now, we are looking at a dark winter, indeed. So I am asking you to please be the light. Why is it dark? Because COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing across Oregon and throughout our country, and more than 800 of our neighbors have lost their lives. [...]

Our communities face a dark winter. But, together, we can be the light.2020-11-23T13:21:35-08:00
6 11, 2020

Election Victories and How to Protect our Democracy

2020-11-06T16:17:46-08:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO This has been an intense week for all of us — certainly one of the most intense in my decades in food banking. Folx, we have a lot to celebrate this week in our shared work to emerge stronger and end hunger for good. Despite the pandemic, [...]

Election Victories and How to Protect our Democracy2020-11-06T16:17:46-08:00
31 10, 2020

Oregon State and Community Leaders Unite Against Hate and Election-Related Violence

2020-11-02T14:29:18-08:00

At Oregon Food Bank, we know we cannot achieve our mission to end hunger and its root causes without an inclusive democracy that works for all of us. The systemic inequities that drive hunger and poverty are the same inequities that keep voters from the polls and silence our voices in the halls [...]

Oregon State and Community Leaders Unite Against Hate and Election-Related Violence2020-11-02T14:29:18-08:00
21 10, 2020

Oregon Food Bank welcomes Chi Nguyen as Interim Deputy CEO

2020-10-23T09:34:05-07:00

Former APANO Executive Director will succeed longtime anti-hunger leader Leslie Sampson, who retires in December  Oregon Food Bank is delighted to announce that Chi K. Nguyen will serve as the organization’s Interim Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Nguyen will take on the new role beginning November 2, in preparation for the retirement of 15-year Oregon Food [...]

Oregon Food Bank welcomes Chi Nguyen as Interim Deputy CEO2020-10-23T09:34:05-07:00
11 10, 2020

Celebrating National Coming Out Day

2020-10-19T09:16:56-07:00

While June may be filled with LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations all across the globe in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, there is another very important day to celebrate in October: National Coming Out Day. October 11th is National Coming Out Day — a day to celebrate all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) folx [...]

Celebrating National Coming Out Day2020-10-19T09:16:56-07:00
30 09, 2020

Our Work Doesn’t End with Hunger Action Month

2020-09-30T16:37:16-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO Today is the last day of Hunger Action Month! Here we are, at the end of September — the end of Hunger Action Month. What a month it has been… This month, Oregon has been ravaged by wildfires and we’ve seen our community respond together to protect [...]

Our Work Doesn’t End with Hunger Action Month2020-09-30T16:37:16-07:00
21 09, 2020

It’s National Voter Registration Day. Will You Commit to #VoteOutHunger?

2020-09-22T12:23:28-07:00

by Susannah Morgan, CEO September 22nd is National Voter Registration Day. And in a typical year, this day would be a celebration of democracy. But given all that's happening in our communities right now, I don’t feel much like celebrating — and I imagine you don't either. [...]

It’s National Voter Registration Day. Will You Commit to #VoteOutHunger?2020-09-22T12:23:28-07:00