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  • Congressional committee passes $8.6-billion cut to food assistance program

    January 28, 2014

    A congressional farm bill conference committee has passed a bill that includes a draconian $8.6-billion cut to federal food assistance. The cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) comes on the heels of an $11-billion reduction in the program that went into effect on November 1, 2013.

  • Record-number of volunteers to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service fighting hunger at Oregon Food Bank

    January 13, 2014

    On Monday, January 20, in answer to Dr. King’s famous call to action – "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’" – 680 volunteers from Bank of America, PacifiCorp, Hands on Greater Portland in partnership with United Way , as well as individuals and families will process over 100,000 pounds of food – equivalent to more than 83,000 meals, and as much as the two facilities process in a regular work week.

  • Help with the basics by giving $30 for hunger, housing, and heat

    January 6, 2014

    Oregon Food Bank, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and NW Natural are asking you to join them in raising money for hunger, housing and heat this winter.

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    OFB named no. 4 most admired nonprofit

    December 6, 2013
    On Thursday, December 5, Portland Business Journal recognized Oregon’s Most Admired Companies at a luncheon held at the Hilton in downtown Portland. At the event, Oregon Food Bank was named No. 4 Most Admired Company in the non-profit category.

    “We are honored to be recognized alongside so many other worthy organizations doing such great work in our communities,” said Susannah Morgan, Oregon Food Bank CEO.
  • Food Stamp cuts hit Oregon veterans experiencing hunger

    November 11, 2013
    Stimulus funding that ended November 1 harms nearly 40,000 veterans in Oregon receiving assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    As Veteran’s Day approaches, Oregon Food Bank is alarmed by the impact that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cuts will have on the well-being of the more than 37,000 veterans in Oregon that receive SNAP benefits. Congress passed stimulus funding that included an increase in SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) that ended on November 1. As a result, all recipients – including hundreds of thousands of veterans nationwide – are experiencing an unprecedented cut in benefits.
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    Treasure Valley Salsa and Fred Meyer to Raise Money for Oregon Food Bank this October

    October 1, 2013

    Regional salsa company to donate $0.50 for every jar sold at Oregon Fred Meyer stores between October 1 and October 31, 2013

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    OFB joins national effort to end hunger this September during Hunger Action Month

    August 30, 2013
    This September, Oregon Food Bank and more than 200 Feeding America-affiliated food banks across the nation will unite during Hunger Action Month to encourage individuals, businesses and elected officials to take action to eliminate hunger.
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    Thanks to our Corporate Donor of the Month Regence BlueCross BlueShield

    August 20, 2013

    Over the past year, Regence BlueCross BlueShield has partnered with Oregon Food Bank through a generous donation of food, funds and friends. By supporting OFB as a Regence Community Partner Organization, they have strengthened our efforts to fight hunger.

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    2013 Waterfront Blues Festival a sensational success

    July 11, 2013

    Festival fans donate record-breaking $1.3 million to fight hunger

    Perfect festival weather, a high-powered lineup, committed sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and generous blues fans helped make the 2013 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival a sensational success.

    The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised a record-breaking $1,315,000 through donations at the gate as well as purchases of special passes and DME blues cruise tickets, exceeding the festival’s $1 million goal.

  • Grocery Outlet Donation

    Grocery Outlet donates 21,000 pounds of apples to OFB

    June 7, 2013

    On Friday, June 7, Grocery Outlet, the largest “extreme-value” grocer in the U.S., made a donation of nearly 21,000 pounds of fresh apples to Oregon Food Bank to help feed the hungry in the local community.

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