by Susannah Morgan, CEO
Right now, we are looking at a dark winter, indeed. So I am asking you to please be the light.
Why is it dark?
Because COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing across Oregon and throughout our country, and more than 800 of our neighbors have lost their lives.
Because hunger — which was already a crisis before this pandemic — has doubled since March.
Because public health restrictions, which are so desperately needed to save lives, will also mean that many of our neighbors will find it even harder to feed themselves and their families.
So I’m asking you, please for yourself and for our community, be the light and take action today.
- Today, you can contact governor Brown and our legislators to ask them to please extend the eviction moratorium and ensure that housing continues to be available today.
- Today, you can contact our congressional delegation and ask them to please pass a stimulus bill, to expand the unemployment and SNAP and other needed social safety net programs.
- Today, you can sign up to volunteer here at Oregon Food bank or one of the 1,400 food assistance sites.
- And today you can make a financial contribution to ensure that we can access truckloads of food and keep food flowing across Oregon and Southwest Washington.
These times are hard and they are dark — but, together, we can be the light. Please do what you can and take action to help ensure that we all emerge stronger.