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17 03, 2021

Heartbreak and resolve in the wake of racist, misogynistic violence in Georgia

2021-03-18T14:01:09-07:00

We are heartbroken and enraged by the racist and misogynistic violence perpetrated against women of Asian descent in Georgia this week. And yet we know this is not an isolated incident, nor is it new. Race-based harassment and violence rose by nearly 150% nationwide in 2020, with Asian communities increasingly targeted in the wake [...]

Heartbreak and resolve in the wake of racist, misogynistic violence in Georgia2021-03-18T14:01:09-07:00
23 02, 2021

New Starbucks, Oregon Food Bank Partnership to Bring Over 416,000 Meals to Portland-area Families Facing Hunger

2021-02-23T16:12:07-08:00

Expansion of national FoodShare program through Feeding America will connect area residents with nourishing, ready-to-eat food as food insecurity reaches new heights. Starbucks, Feeding America® and Oregon Food Bank today announced the local launch of an initiative that is expected to bring more than 416,000 meals each year — over half a million pounds of [...]

New Starbucks, Oregon Food Bank Partnership to Bring Over 416,000 Meals to Portland-area Families Facing Hunger2021-02-23T16:12:07-08:00
11 01, 2021

Pacific Foods Donates More Than 35 Truckloads of Soup to Oregon Food Bank

2021-01-21T11:43:53-08:00

More than two decades of partnership continues with a donation of over 320 tons of food, the equivalent of over 533,300 meals.  In response to the ongoing pandemic and recent wildfires, Tualatin-based Pacific Foods has delivered more than 320 tons (or 640,000 pounds) of soup and broth since October to Oregon Food Bank. The [...]

Pacific Foods Donates More Than 35 Truckloads of Soup to Oregon Food Bank2021-01-21T11:43:53-08:00
11 12, 2020

Oregon Food Bank Statement on $2.9M State Investment in Emergency Food Assistance

2020-12-11T18:05:28-08:00

Legislative Emergency Board funds will help to address rising food insecurity across Oregon in the wake of COVID-19 PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board today approved a $2.9 million investment in emergency food assistance through the Oregon Food Bank Network — a critical allocation at a time when [...]

Oregon Food Bank Statement on $2.9M State Investment in Emergency Food Assistance2020-12-11T18:05:28-08:00
23 11, 2020

Anti-Hunger Advocates Nationwide Urge Nomination of Rep. Marcia Fudge for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

2020-11-24T14:47:14-08:00

More than 60 food banks and anti-poverty organizations hail the Congresswoman’s leadership on public nutrition programs, support for farmworkers and the root causes of hunger. More than 60 of the nation’s leading anti-hunger advocates today came together to strongly recommend the nomination of Representative Marcia Fudge (OH-11) for the position of United States Agriculture Secretary. [...]

Anti-Hunger Advocates Nationwide Urge Nomination of Rep. Marcia Fudge for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture2020-11-24T14:47:14-08:00
18 11, 2020

Lawmakers must act to prevent mass displacement and homelessness

2020-11-23T01:22:18-08:00

by Susannah Morgan, chief executive officer of Oregon Food Bank; Jan Musgrove Elfers, president of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon; and Sybil Hebb, director of legislative advocacy at the Oregon Law Center. This column appeared in the Oregonian November 18, 2020. This pandemic has taught many of us how important our homes are. They [...]

Lawmakers must act to prevent mass displacement and homelessness2020-11-23T01:22:18-08:00
18 11, 2020

Oregon Food Bank Receives Donation of Foster Farms Turkey to Feed 15,000 Area Residents

2020-11-23T02:10:46-08:00

Donations of Thanksgiving turkey will help meet surge in demand, reaching 120,000 people along the West Coast Today, Oregon Food Bank received a delivery of 12,000 pounds – more than six tons – of donated turkey from family- owned Foster Farms. The 1,000 donated turkeys will be distributed in the coming week [...]

Oregon Food Bank Receives Donation of Foster Farms Turkey to Feed 15,000 Area Residents2020-11-23T02:10:46-08:00
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
6 09, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Statewide Policies Drive Reduction in Hunger for Oregonians, New Report Reveals

2019-09-06T14:50:30-07:00

Advocates remain concerned that cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program threaten improvements September 6, 2019 -- Food insecurity among Oregonians has decreased by nearly a third since the Oregon Legislature passed a law increasing the minimum wage in 2016. According to a new report from the United States Department of Agriculture, food insecurity in Oregon [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Statewide Policies Drive Reduction in Hunger for Oregonians, New Report Reveals2019-09-06T14:50:30-07:00
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