October 28, 2014
Food Donor of the Year
– Ron LeFore Family Farms
Members of the LeFore family have worked the soil for generations. It all began when two brothers left their fruit stands in the Ukraine to try farming in America. For many years, Ron LeFore Family Farms have quietly donated to food banks throughout the Feeding America network. They produce and pack some of the Northwest’s finest apples. Within their commercial packing lines there is a “food bank” category. This high quality product will go to families in need throughout the Pacific Northwest. In spite of a less than average harvest in 2013, Ron LeFore Family Farms donated 200,000 pounds of apples.
October 23, 2014
The 2014 Oregon Harvest Dinner broke its fundraising record as nearly 500 people helped Oregon Food Bank raise more than $600,000 to support hunger relief. Funds raised at the October 18th event will support programs and services in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
October 22, 2014
Through your support, Oregon Food Bank achieved many successes this year. A health screening program was expanded to identify hunger-related health risks. Curriculum for our gardening skills class was translated to Spanish. A 15% crop donation tax credit for farmers became law. See the full report.
October 1, 2014
Thank you, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon for engaging in hunger relief by donating food, time and money to our collective community effort. Regence employees provided 1,355 meals through a food drive and volunteered a total of 359 hours repacking food. In addition, Regence and their employees made substantial financial contributions to Oregon Food Bank. These elements alone established a position in the coveted Corporate Donor of the Month program, however, there is a deeper thread that entwines Regence and Oregon Food Bank that bears mention.
September 15, 2014
We're working with Walmart and Feeding America to fight hunger this fall and we need your help. Visit http://wm8.walmart.com/Hunger/#/ & cast one vote per day. The top 50 food banks will receive a $60,000 grant! Vote daily through October 5th to help feed families in our community.
September 3, 2014
This September, Oregon Food Bank and Metro area governments unite to raise awareness of the thousands of Oregonians who struggle with hunger. It’s part of a nationwide campaign in recognition of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month – a month-long campaign to help end hunger in our community.
Participating in Hunger Action Month is an opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on Oregon Food Bank's efforts to feed Oregonians experiencing hunger.
September 3, 2014
Recently, KGW gave viewers and readers an inside look at where the vegetables and fruits go after they're grown in our Learning Garden, by following a tomato from the garden to its final destination as part of a meal at Oustside In. Follow the tomato!
September 1, 2014
Fred Meyer Stores continue to engage 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.
August 20, 2014
Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of peanut butter and almond butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.
The recall, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), includes products with BEST BY dates of July 21, 2015 or earlier. Full details here.
August 13, 2014
The love of music transforms into over $1 million that will fight hunger in our area. The best lineup in 27 years, fantastic weather, dedicated sponsors, thousands of enthusiastic volunteers, and generous blues fans came together to make the 2014 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival a spectacular success.