At Oregon Food bank, our mission is to end hunger and its root causes.
It’s a big mission, and we work systemically to achieve it — helping people access nutritious food today while building community power to tackle the root causes of hunger.
Our work is driven by an incredible, integrated Network of 21 regional food banks and more than 1,400 food assistance sites that reach communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. And with the ongoing support of food industry partners through the Pacific Northwest and the nation, we're able to meet the demand for food assistance. Through natural disasters, public health crises and economic instability, it’s these strong partnerships that help our communities recover and emerge stronger.
Partnering with growers, ranchers, fishers, packers, manufacturers, grocery companies, and cold storage and logistics companies, we work across the entire food system to source, package and distribute food to communities throughout the region. Our warehouse team manages donations of all sizes – from a couple of bins or pallets to multiple truckloads. And with a focus on produce, protein, dairy and pantry staples (like rice and canned tomatoes), we provide foods that are nutritious, familiar and relevant across many cultures.
We help our partners donate products that are still safe for consumption but may have approaching expiration dates, have correctable labeling issues, or are the wrong size. When partners have surplus on hand, it can very likely be donated — we’re even able to receive donations of processing samples, bulk industrial ingredients and aging inventory, along with packaging materials and production line time. And many of our partners have committed to sharing their retail-ready product as an ongoing donation
These partnerships have an incredibly positive impact in communities throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. And as a bonus, the tax benefits for donations make strong business sense.
Ending hunger is an ambitious mission. But with the continued support and partnership of this incredible community, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.
Are you a food industry partner interested in providing food, supplies or packaging? Please fill out the form below and a member of our Food Resource Development team will follow up. Feel free to contact us with any questions!