Partner Agencies

It takes a village.

Hunger affects the whole community, and we believe it takes a village to bring it to an end.

We meet our mission to end hunger and its root causes through a network of approximately 1,400 food assistance sites across the state. Known as Partner Agencies, these organizations distribute food from a network of 21 regional food banks located throughout the state and in Clark County, WA. Oregon Food Bank directly operates the regional food banks in Portland, Tillamook, Beaverton and Ontario. The other Regional Food Banks have similar relationships with community partners in their service areas.

Portland Metro Partner Agencies

In the Portland Metro area, we partner with over 200 organizations to provide food and services to nearly 350 hunger relief programs. Our Partner Agencies support food access in their communities through a variety of programs, including food pantries, hot meals, and after-school snacks.

Partner Agencies also offer more than just food – many provide clothing, gardens, education and skill-building programs, assistance with SNAP and WIC, and so much more.

Representing social service providers, schools, faith-based groups and others, our Portland Metro Partner Agencies form a diverse, dynamic and passionate network committed to ending hunger and its root causes. To find a partner agency near you, use our food finder.

Supporting our Partner Agency Network

We are committed to cultivating a strong, coordinated Partner Agency network in the Portland Metro area. We take these relationships seriously, and have staff dedicated to supporting our partners:

  • Our Regional Network Development team builds agency capacity through technical assistance, trainings, and networking opportunities.
  • Our Compliance team ensures that Partner Agencies are meeting standards for food safety and operational excellence.

Check out our Strategic Initiatives to learn more about how we are working closely with our Partner Agencies to feed the human spirit.