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  • Blues Fest fans rock!

    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.

  • More school pantries will open

    August 13, 2014

    Accessing food pantries will soon get a whole lot easier for many families living in Portland. Oregon Food Bank’s School Pantry Program recently received funding from the Portland Children’s Levy. The $1.282 million will help maintain seven existing pantries in the city of Portland and allow for the addition of 11 more over the next three years.

  • The Power of Food

    August 13, 2014

    Over a year ago, Oregon Food Bank started work on a new strategic plan. It began with input from many people involved with the organization including donors, volunteers, staff, and members of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Then through research of trends in food banking and identification of key goals, a direction emerged. Starting with this newsletter, we’ll share our new direction and its key areas of focus: Food = Health, Food = Community, and Food = Strength.

  • Corporate Donor of the Month: Ford

    August 1, 2014

    Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Dealerships have partnered with the Oregon Food Bank Network with a focus on child hunger. Last year Ford helped provide kid friendly foods which were distributed throughout the state. Funding was provided again to purchase kid specific foods such as milk, juice, cereal and applesauce. Never settling on status quo, Ford asked, "how can we do more?"

  • A special volunteer opportunity with Oregon Food Bank

    July 22, 2014
    This summer we're able to do something we've never done before. We're hosting Harvest Share in Portland parks. As a Harvest Share volunteer, you'll have an opportunity to see different parts of Oregon Food Bank's distribution chain and interact with the folks that we serve. Learn more and sign up here.
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    National call in day today

    July 15, 2014
    This week, Congress will vote on legislation that would improve federal tax incentives for donating food and funds to food banks and other nonprofits, including food donation tax incentives and allowing donations of IRA rollovers to nonprofits. Help ensure food banks have the resources they need to help those experiencing hunger by calling Congress today: (888) 398-8702
  • Warehouses Closed on June 30th and July 4th

    June 26, 2014

    Oregon Food Bank warehouses at 33rd, West, Tillamook and Ontario will be closed for inventory on June 30th, and closed for the holiday on July 4th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Corporate donor of the month: Intel

    June 1, 2014

    Deeply embedded in Intel’s culture is a passion for community involvement, enabling a better future for all.  In Oregon Intel employees are transforming lives.  Employees are very connected to the community and Oregon Food Bank's mission focus.

  • Regence funds project to implement screening and intervention for food insecurity

    May 28, 2014
    Oregon’s food insecurity rate remains high, especially among children. More than a quarter of children in Oregon don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. Thanks to the generous support of Regence, the Childhood Hunger Coalition and Oregon Food Bank are expanding our screen and intervene model, which identifies people who are food insecure in medical clinics and links them to food assistance and nutrition education resources.
  • Volunteers, Donors Make Stamp Out Hunger a Big Success

    May 23, 2014

    The National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brings in 1.1 million pounds statewide. The annual event will help fill the summer gap for many families in need.

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