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Announcing Oregon Food Bank's 2024 Changemakers

At Oregon Food Bank, we believe food is a basic human right, and we work every day towards our vision of resilient communities that never know hunger. But we don’t work alone. Essential to our progress are engaged and socially responsible corporate and organizational partners.

The Oregon Food Bank Changemakers program honors partners whose mobilization helps end hunger at its roots. This program, alongside our Community Cultivator program, recognizes a wide range of support — financial gifts as well as the priceless gifts of time, advocacy and energy. We are proud to announce the 2024 Changemakers, who have been nominated by the Oregon Food Bank Network and employees.

Avangrid - Euvalcree - First Tech Credit Union - Fulcrum Fitness - Kaiser Permanente - Moda Health - New Seasons Market - Northwest Housing Alternatives - NW Natural - Oregon Rural Action - Oregon Tuna Classic - Organically Grown Co. - Portland Thorns and Timbers Football Clubs - Portland Trail Blazers - Portland Winterhawks - Radius Recycling - Slalom Consulting - Somali Oregon Service Center & Rohingya Youth Association of Portland - Swire Coca Cola - The Standard - Vietnamese Community of Oregon (VNCO)

The 2024 Changemakers reflect Oregon Food Bank’s vision and values. We appreciate their commitment to building resilient communities that never know hunger. Together, we can end hunger and its root causes.

A word from a few of our Changemakers:

“As an affordable housing organization, we know that housing alone isn’t enough to create greater opportunities for Oregonians and alleviate the churn of homelessness and poverty. Nutrition access and education is also essential in creating a stable foundation that allows Oregonians to achieve their full potential. We are thrilled to partner in this work with Oregon Food Bank, in Eastern Oregon and across the state, to address the root causes of hunger and housing insecurity.” – Trell Anderson, Executive Director, Northwest Housing Alternatives
NW Natural believes in the work Oregon Food Bank is doing to eliminate hunger and address its root causes across Oregon and SW Washington. We recognize and value the impact Oregon Food Bank has had on outcomes for youth and families across our communities who are facing barriers based on racial, social, economic and geographic inequalities.”
“At the Trail Blazers, we are grateful for the dedicated work of local nonprofits, like Oregon Food Bank. It’s through their work that true impacts are made on issues like food insecurity, and we are thankful to be able to support their work by providing financial contributions along with volunteering to help process food donations.” - Annie Klug, Vice President of Community Programs, Portland Trail Blazers
"Our mission is to support the health of our community, that's why we support Oregon Food Bank." – Fulcrum Fitness
“In pursuit of our mission to be a constant and true advocate for our people, our community and our planet, Swire Coca-Cola is proud to partner with Feeding America affiliates like the Oregon Food Bank in every community where we operate because no one should be hungry.”
Northwest Permanente understands the importance of healthy food to our overall wellness, and we are proud to support Oregon Food Bank as our community partner working to reduce food insecurity.”
“The Portland Winterhawks are proud to partner with Oregon Food Bank and Fred Meyer to help end hunger across the Portland metropolitan area. We are honored to receive this award and are looking forward to continuing to support and enrich our community.”
Avangrid: “Oregon Food Bank plays a vital role in our community and we are proud to support them in their mission to end hunger. Our relationship with Oregon Food Bank goes back more than a decade, with financial contributions and countless volunteer hours. We are excited to continue this work as we strive to make a difference in the communities we serve and lend a hand to those organizations leading the charge.”
“The Oregon Tuna Classic annual fishing tournament is supported by dedicated anglers, volunteers and sponsors who share a passion for Reeling in Hunger in our communities.”
“At Organically Grown Company, we're all about supporting the tremendous efforts of Oregon Food Bank and their work to overcome food insecurity. We're big believers in a community that's healthy and sustainable, where everyone can access good, healthy food. That's why we're constantly pitching in by donating fresh, organic produce twice a week. Just last year, we shared over 89 tons of fruits and veggies. When we tackle problems side by side, we all become stronger and giving back is at the heart of everything we do at Organically Grown Company.”

More about Oregon Food Bank’s Recognition Programs:

Traditional donor recognition programs are predicated on the donation of large amounts of money and brand recognition. This can invisibilize creative and meaningful philanthropic contributions of small businesses and organizations, specifically those led by BIPOC constituents. Decentering money and centering those with lived experiences of hunger creates a stronger movement to end hunger and its root causes.

The Community Cultivators and Changemakers programs are:

  • More inclusive of the wide variety of companies that support Oregon Food Bank (including small- and mid-sized businesses, BIPOC-owned businesses, etc.); and is

  • More inclusive of the different ways that companies support Oregon Food Bank – such as advocacy, volunteering and other non-financial contributions.

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