Food & Fund Drive FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

You can drop off food donations at either of our Portland-metro locations, 7900 NE 33rd Drive in Portland or 1870 NW 173rd Ave. in Beaverton.

Or, if you are outside the metro area, find a regional food bank near you.

Yes! We would love to know about your drive so we can properly credit your donations and thank you. Please register your food and fund drive.
After your drive is over, contact Kyle Hummel at 971-250-2710 or khummel@oregonfoodbank.org, to find out how much your group donated.
Both food and funds help Oregon Food Bank fight hunger.

Every $10 donation is the equivalent of 30 meals for individuals struggling with hunger. Monetary donations allow Oregon Food Bank to purchase bulk food to be repacked by volunteers. Because we make large, bulk purchases, our cost per pound of food is far lower than that of an individual buying food at retail prices.

Cash donations also keep our freezers running and our trucks on the road. They support our innovative programs to address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and education.

Food drives provide important variety and shelf stable goods to our network of partner agencies. These types of food are always in high demand.

We have barrels (but not boxes) for food collection. You are welcome to pick up barrels at our northeast Portland warehouse at 7900 NE 33rd Drive or at our Beaverton facility, 1870 NW 173rd Ave. Barrels will fit in the backseat of a car.

If you expect to collect 500 or more pounds of food during your drive, you can request barrel delivery and pick up.

We have food drive poster that lists our most-wanted foods. Download it here.

We also have other materials that you can request when you register your Food & Fund drive.

Oregon Food Bank distributes food collected through food drives through our Statewide Network of hunger-relief agencies such as Salvation Army, Outside In, St. Vincent de Paul, FISH Emergency Services and Blazers Boys and Girls Club. The agencies include pantries that offer food boxes, shopping-style food pick-up, soup kitchens, shelters and other helping agencies. Together, we help reach 1 in 5 Oregonians who struggle with hunger.
Please mail checks to or drop off donations at Oregon Food Bank, 7900 NE 33rd Drive, Portland, OR 97211.

Make checks payable to Oregon Food Bank, and also make note of your food drive and/or organization.

You can also donate online. Please indicate the name of your food drive in the “In Honor of” field on the donation form, so that we may properly credit your group.

Anyone making a monetary donation will receive a thank-you letter with the amount of the donation. Please put cash donations in an envelope and write the donor’s name, address and amount of donation on the outside of the envelope.

If you collected cash from many people, please include a list of names, addresses and amounts donated so that we can provide receipts.

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