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21 05, 2020

Willamette Week’s Best of Portland 2020 Nominations Are In!

2020-06-10T16:25:29-07:00

Thanks to you – our community – Oregon Food Bank is nominated in two categories for Willamette Week's Best of Portland. With more than 73,000 votes cast, we are a finalist in the "Best Community-Driven Nonprofit" and "Best Human Service Nonprofit" categories. During a time when we are all more separated, due to COVID-19, [...]

Willamette Week’s Best of Portland 2020 Nominations Are In!2020-06-10T16:25:29-07:00
26 04, 2020

Interim Report on Our Efforts to #EmergeStronger from COVID-19

2020-05-12T15:02:58-07:00

View all weekly #EmergeStronger video updates. When more than 860,000 people rely on your services annually — a number that grows each week as this crisis deepens — there's never a 'good' time to pause and reflect. And as a pillar of regional disaster response, Oregon Food Bank is leveraging [...]

Interim Report on Our Efforts to #EmergeStronger from COVID-192020-05-12T15:02:58-07:00
24 04, 2020

COVID-19 Food Industry Partnerships

2020-04-29T23:25:24-07:00

Are you a food industry partner interested in providing food, supplies or packaging? Please fill out the form below and a member of our Food Resource Development team will follow up. Contact Sharon McFadden with additional questions. Loading…

COVID-19 Food Industry Partnerships2020-04-29T23:25:24-07:00
1 04, 2020

Federal Action Shifts Rules for Charitable Giving

2020-04-07T13:20:57-07:00

The economic stimulus and coronavirus relief packages that recently passed congress include measures that provide many donors with greater flexibility in their giving. The changes increase the amount that can be deducted from federal taxes — including 100% deductions for those who itemize cash gifts to public charities and up to $300 for those who [...]

Federal Action Shifts Rules for Charitable Giving2020-04-07T13:20:57-07:00
4 03, 2020

State’s Leading Human Service Providers, Food Systems & Community Organizations Issue Call for Legislators to End the Walkout

2020-03-05T11:20:10-08:00

More than 30 prominent human service providers, local food systems and community-based organizations from across the state have issued a clear call for legislators to end the walkout. As stated in their letter to legislative leaders, these organizations serve hundreds of thousands of Oregonians facing hardship. And like all of us at Oregon Food Bank, [...]

State’s Leading Human Service Providers, Food Systems & Community Organizations Issue Call for Legislators to End the Walkout2020-03-05T11:20:10-08:00
27 02, 2020

The Legislative Walkout Jeopardizes Critical Anti-Hunger Initiatives — and Our Democracy

2020-03-04T12:27:05-08:00

By Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank Oregon is approaching a full week without a functional government. The walkout staged by legislative Republicans has a huge impact both on critical programs and the broader democratic process. At Oregon Food Bank, our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We pursue this goal in [...]

The Legislative Walkout Jeopardizes Critical Anti-Hunger Initiatives — and Our Democracy2020-03-04T12:27:05-08:00
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
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
20 12, 2019

Cindy’s Story

2019-12-20T15:03:27-08:00

Cindy’s life was turned upside down by an unexpected and rare medical event. Her story reminds us that anyone can experience life-altering hardship, what a difficult experience that can be, and why systemic change is such an important part of the fight to end hunger. “There’s a shame that comes with me admitting that [...]

Cindy’s Story2019-12-20T15:03:27-08:00