Most Wanted Foods

Oregon Food Bank needs these nutritious foods:

  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Foods high in protein such as canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon) and canned or dried beans
  • Foods high in nutrients, such as canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar)
  • Whole-grain foods such as brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta
  • Soups, chilies and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat)
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
  • Unsaturated cooking oils
  • And other nutritious, “healthy-choice” foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium and sugar)

Oregon Food Bank can't use:

To ensure food safety, we cannot use:

  • rusty or unlabeled cans
  • perishable items (applies only to food drive donations)
  • homemade items
  • noncommercial canned or packaged items
  • alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
  • open or used items

PLEASE NOTE: If you donate glass products, please box or bag them separately and label the box or bag "GLASS" on all sides.


Top 10 food drives 
August 2014

  1. Anonymous West 5050 lbs.
  2. Wee Bee Gardening 3958 lbs.
  3. Bruce & Andrea Jones 3679 lbs.
  4. Anonymous Metro 2067 lbs.
  5. Beaverton Police 1887 lbs.
  6. Anthony Barber 1776 lbs.
  7. Comcast Cable 1590 lbs.
  8. Columbia River Corrections 1483 lbs.
  9. Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland 1478 lbs.
  10. IRS Call Center 1323 lbs.

Donate online

by mail:
Oregon Food Bank
P.O. Box 55370
Portland, OR 97238

or by phone: