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18 06, 2019

Why Juneteenth is Important


Celebrating & Acknowledging Freedom Day June 18, 2019 - On June 19, Oregon Food Bank will observe Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day), a holiday commemorating the abolishment of slavery in 1865 in Texas and the Confederate South, nearly two-and-half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. [...]

Why Juneteenth is Important2019-06-18T15:42:18-08:00
14 06, 2019

Serving with Pride


LGBTQ Americans are hungrier than nearly any other demographic June 14, 2019 - Americans in 30 states can be denied employment just for being transgender. Twenty-eight states allow employers to deny employment to anyone for being lesbian, gay or bisexual. In addition, LGBTQ people face discrimination when accessing healthcare, housing (especially as they age) [...]

Serving with Pride2019-07-11T11:41:54-08:00