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DHS to issue emergency SNAP benefits during COVID-19 pandemic

Guest author: Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon DHS is issuing emergency extra SNAP benefits to many SNAP households to help buy food during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your monthly SNAP benefit is less [...]

April 9th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Headline News|

Why This Disaster is So Different Than Others We’ve Faced

by Susannah Morgan, CEO In this week's video update, I reflected on previous experience with crises — and what makes this pandemic so different from prior disasters. Because the impact and demands of [...]

April 8th, 2020|Categories: CEO Reflections, COVID-19, Headline News|

OHA: Non-medical masks can supplement but not replace ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’

by Oregon Health Authority With recent news that federal authorities may recommend wearing masks in public, Oregon Health Authority is reminding Oregonians that staying home and avoiding all non-essential contact with others continues to be [...]

April 7th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Headline News|

Federal Action Shifts Rules for Charitable Giving

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 [...]

April 1st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Post, Uncategorized|

Help Our Communities #EmergeStronger in the wake of COVID-19

The Oregon Food Bank Network is prepared to meet the challenges of this moment head-on, but we need your help. Support Our Response Efforts   Dear OFB Community, I don’t need to tell you [...]

March 13th, 2020|Categories: CEO Reflections, COVID-19, Headline News, Post|

Oregon Food Bank is closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation

As our communities deal with the outbreak of COVID-19, commonly called Coronavirus, Oregon Food Bank is closely monitoring the situation and building contingency plans to keep food moving to partner community food programs and [...]

March 5th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Headline News, Post|

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

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 [...]

March 4th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, Headline News, Uncategorized|

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

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 [...]

February 27th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, Headline News, Uncategorized|

Black History Month:  Did You Know? Half of Black Children Under 6 Live in Poverty

While the challenge of hunger exists across the United States, it is particularly pervasive in the black community. This disparity can be traced back to the founding of our country. Historically, black Americans have [...]

February 4th, 2020|Categories: Headline News, Post|