March 22, 2019 – We were honored this week to receive a donation of nearly 11,000 pounds of Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats from Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods as part of the KGW Great Food Drive. It’s another in the long list of donations we’ve received from Bob’s Red Mill over the years. In just the last two years, this generous company has given over 600,000 pounds of food to help those in our community fighting hunger and food insecurity.
It’s not surprising Bob’s Red Mill has made fighting hunger a priority.
Nearly all Oregonians know the story behind this iconic local brand and its focus on healthy, whole grains – and its beloved founder Bob Moore, who was honored in 2017 as one of Oregon Food Bank’s Hunger Heroes. Bob has a passion for health and a strong belief in taking care of one another – values he and his wife Charlee imbued into their company more than three decades ago.
The company’s healthy, minimally processed products are exactly the kind of culturally competent meal-building staples that people experiencing hunger tell us they’d like to see at food pantries.
“This partnership just works on so many levels,” said Oregon Food Bank Resource Developer Sharon McFadden. “We love working with trusted brands like Bob’s Red Mill, and their products are in high demand at food pantries. It is truly a win-win and we are enormously grateful for their partnership in the fight against hunger.”
“Bob’s Red Mill believes in good food for all,” said Dennis Vaughn, President of Bob’s Red Mill. “And that most definitely includes people experiencing food insecurity. We’re very proud to support Oregon Food Bank and grateful to give back to our local communities.”
Thank you Bob’s Red Mill for all you do to help alleviate hunger in our community!