At Oregon Food Bank, we believe in spreading a new, truer story of hunger. Hunger and poverty are not primarily the result of personal choices; instead, they are deeply rooted in systems that deny opportunity and provide insufficient safety nets for common crises, such as illness.

We know that systemic inequities make hunger worse for communities of color, immigrants, single mothers and caregivers and people who are trans and gender nonconforming. COVID-19 has laid bare these systemic inequities, as hunger has doubled across our state and our neighbors are choosing between food and rent or healthcare. 

That’s why we’re working to tackle hunger on two fronts: building community connections to help people access nutritious, affordable food today and building community power to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good. 

But we know we can’t do this work alone. It takes all of us – from individuals, to community groups, to local businesses – working together to make change. We want to take a moment to say thank you to our partners who are fighting hunger from all angles and working to strengthen our community: 

Portland Trail Blazers, a longtime supporter of hunger relief in our community, campaigned for census and voter turnout, recognizing the critical role elections and census numbers have in creating a more robust social safety net for people experiencing hunger. 

In celebration of opening a new tasting room, Erath Winery is “contributing $1 for every bottle sold to three local organizations: Lift UP, which provides food for those in need; Mudbone Grown, a Black-owned farm enterprise that promotes community-based agriculture; and Regional Arts & Culture Council, a nonprofit that provides grants to tri-county artists.” (Willamette Week, September 8).

Stanley Black & Decker, a longtime supporter of over 12 years, shares why they support hunger relief in their communities: “Stanley Black & Decker is immensely proud of our partnership with Oregon Food Bank, which is just one part of our company-wide effort to empower the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. True to our purpose – For Those Who Make The World – we are committed to doing our part by helping communities and governments mitigate the effects of the virus.

Each year, Portland’s Architecture, Engineering & Construction community comes together for CANstruction  an event where local firms bring their industry knowledge and competitive spirit to design, engineer, and construct giant structures made entirely out of shelf-stable food. When COVID-19 hit Oregon and in-person gatherings were no longer possible, CANstruction volunteers put their heads together to continue the fight against hunger as it spiked across our region. CANstruction created a peer-to-peer fundraising competition where supporters voted with their dollar for their favorite structure from the past 24 years. They surpassed their goal, raising over $8,000 in funds that will support hunger relief efforts in the immediate and long term.

Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger kicked off their annual fund drive November 2nd, marking over 20 years of support for hunger relief in our communities. OLAH has raised over $2.7 million since its inception, supporting critical food distribution and advocacy efforts across the Oregon Food Bank Network.

Thank you to all our partners supporting our fight to end hunger and its root causes: 

2 Towns Ciderhouse

Alaska Airlines

Autodesk, Inc.

Bassetti Architects

BRIC Architecture, Inc.

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Cherry Creek Mortgage Co.

CSG Government Solutions, Inc.

Danone North America

David Evans and Associates, Inc.

Hoffman Corporation

House of Antique Hardware

IRC Aluminum and Stainless

JE Dunn Construction Company

Laika, Inc.

Leviton

Moda Health

OEG

Office Furniture Direct, LLC

PBS Engineering and Environmental

Photon Kinetics, Inc.

Portland Community College

Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger & Participating Firms: 

  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Ater Wynne LLP
  • Ball Janik LLP
  • Barran Liebman LLP
  • Black Helterline LLP
  • Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP
  • Buckley Law
  • Bullard Law
  • Bullivant Houser Bailey
  • Chock Barhoum LLP
  • Cosgrave Vergeer Kesger
  • Davis Rothwell Earle & Xochihua
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Draneas & Huglin, PC
  • Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue LLP
  • Farleigh Wada Witt
  • Garvey Schubert Barer
  • Gearing, Rackner, Engle & McGrath, LLP
  • Gevurtz Menashe
  • Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC
  • Hart & Wagner
  • Hathaway Larson
  • Hoevet Boise & Olson PC
  • Holland & Knight
  • Jackson Lewis
  • Jordan Ramis PC
  • K & L Gates
  • Keating Jones Hughes PC
  • Kell Alterman & Runstein LLP
  • Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • Kolisch Hartwell PC
  • Landerholm
  • Lane Powell PC
  • Larkins Vacura LLP
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • Leonard Law Group LLC
  • Lewis Brisbois
  • Lindsay Hart
  • Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehihaf PC
  • McEwen Gisvold LLP
  • Metropolitan Public Defender Inc.
  • Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Multnomah County Attorney’s Office
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • Oregon Law Center
  • Oregon Mediators
  • Parsons Farnell Grein
  • Perkins Coie
  • Professional Liability Fund (PLF)
  • Radler White Parks & Alexander LLP
  • Reinisch Wilson Weier
  • Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC
  • Slinde Nelson and Stanford
  • Stahancyk Kent & Hook PC
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • Stoll Berne
  • Sussman Shank LLP
  • Todd Trierweiler & Associates
  • Tomasi Salyer Martin PC
  • Tonkon Torp LLP
  • Troutman Sanders
  • Vanden Bos & Chapman LLP
  • Williams Kastner
  • Wyse Kadish LLP
  • Yates Family Law

Portland Trail Blazers

Powell’s Books

Queen’s Bench

R&H Construction

Reichle, Inc.

Schooner Creek Boat Works

Silicon Valley Bank

Stanley Black & Decker

SurveyMonkey

Swire Coca-Cola

Synopsys

TE Connectivity

The Lawry | de Freitas Wealth Management, LLC

The Merck Foundation

TransAlta USA

Union Pacific Corporation

US Bancorp

Vanguard EMS

VMware Foundation

Wadeco, Inc.

Walsh Construction Company