June 11, 2013
Last year Intel employees volunteered 2,581 hours at Oregon Food Bank, more than any other corporate partner. That’s just one of the ways that Intel brings its strong culture of community involvement to life through strong partnership with Oregon Food Bank and many other community nonprofits.
June 4, 2013
My name is Jadyn Edwards. I'm here to tell you about my family's experience with hunger.
Earlier this week, 13-year-old Jadyn was brave enough to share his family's struggle with hunger. He did so in an effort to preserve support for food banks and programs like SNAP (food stamps) that ensure thousands of families, like his, have enough to eat. We thank Jadyn for his courage and candor.
April 17, 2013
Help letter carriers stamp out hunger! Volunteer to help with the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, Saturday, May 11. It's the largest food drive in Oregon and in the nation, raising nearly 1.5 million pounds of food for the Oregon Food Bank statewide network each year. Volunteers are needed to collect food donations in their vehicles and to help package donations at post offices. Learn more and sign up!
March 28, 2013
Fred Meyer engages its stores, employees and customers in the fight against hunger at every level. Donations of food, funds, time, event sponsorship and relationships are a tremendous source of support for OFB’s mission.
“Our long-term partnership with Fred Meyer has made a major difference for hungry Oregonians,” says Sarah Schirmer, OFB’s corporate gifts developer. “From millions of pounds of fresh, nutritious food, to donations from customers that help fuel OFB’s statewide delivery trucks, Fred Meyer’s tireless support truly inspires all of us at OFB.”
February 28, 2013
Susannah Morgan, OFB's CEO, contributed a post to Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation's Perspectives on Wellness Blog. She shares the story of Antonia, a mother who is struggling to make ends meet as her family feels the impacts of the recession. Check it out here: http://virginiagarciawellness.org/
February 27, 2013
For Susannah Morgan, fighting hunger isn’t just a career goal. It’s a moral obligation — a deeply ingrained sense of responsibility to leave no stone unturned in a daily call to nourish and nurture the families, individuals and communities who need it most.
This passionate commitment to hunger relief played a major role in her appointment as Oregon Food Bank’s new CEO, effective November 5, 2012, following the retirement of Rachel Bristol in June.
February 22, 2013
Turn all or part of your tax refund into food for hungry families. It's easy to do. Simply check Line 63 in the Charitable Checkoff Donations section of Form 40 (Line 81 on Form 40N or 40P). Thank you for supporting OFB and the fight against hunger.
February 13, 2013
Healthier choices for stronger communities
Research continues to demonstrate the correlation between nutrition and health. That’s why Oregon Food Bank has made improving the nutritional content of the food we distribute a priority, since studies show that low-income populations – including emergency food recipients – suffer disproportionately from
diet-related diseases. Across the entire organization, we are taking a closer look at our ability to better serve clients by providing them with food that is wholesome, healthy and fresh.
January 28, 2013
When you think of Nike, sports, athletes and competitive spirit probably come to mind. What you may not realize is that Nike employees are fabulous volunteers, who combine that same competitive spirit with a philanthropic passion for helping others.
January 21, 2013
Presented by Bank of America
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?"
– The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Oregon Food Bank's two Portland-area locations hosted 616 volunteers for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. In a single day, volunteers repacked 123,000 pounds of food, the equivalent of 102,514 meals - more food than is typically processed at Oregon Food Bank in an entire work-week!