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Grassroots action prompts state and federal action on COVID-19 relief — Thank You!

After months of delays, leaders in the U.S. Senate returned to work out a compromise with the House of Representatives on long-overdue COVID stimulus. The final package provides more than $900 million in relief [...]

December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, COVID-19, Headline News|

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

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 [...]

December 11th, 2020|Categories: CEO Reflections, COVID-19, Headline News, Press release|

This crisis is real — and real action is needed to address hunger and poverty right now.

by Susannah Morgan, CEO I was just talking to my colleague, Paul, who drives our truck out to the Crossroads free food market in NE Portland. He said the line [...]

December 11th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, CEO Reflections, COVID-19, Headline News|

OSU’s Study of Food Insecurity Calculates 25% Rate in Oregon in 2020

OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory (OPAL) in the School of Public Policy in Corvallis recently released a study of Oregon's Food Insecurity in the time of COVID-19. As we've seen first-hand across the Oregon Food Bank [...]

December 9th, 2020|Categories: Post|

Thanks to this community, the impossible seems possible.

by Susannah Morgan, CEO If this hard, hard year has proved one thing, it's that the impossible is possible. That our community, through the actions we take, makes the most [...]

December 4th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, CEO Reflections, COVID-19, Headline News, Hunger Action Month|

Our communities face a dark winter. But, together, we can be the light.

by Susannah Morgan, CEO Right now, we are looking at a dark winter, indeed. So I am asking you to please be the light. Why is it dark? Because COVID-19 cases [...]

November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, CEO Reflections, COVID-19, Headline News, Hunger Action Month|

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

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 [...]

November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Headline News, Press release|

Lawmakers must act to prevent mass displacement and homelessness

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 [...]

November 18th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, COVID-19, Headline News, Press release|

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

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 [...]

November 18th, 2020|Categories: Press release|