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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 13, 2013
House Agriculture Committee’s approximate $21 billion cut to SNAP will threaten children and families who are struggling with hunger.
Oregon Food Bank responded sharply today to a proposal from the House Agriculture Committee that would limit access to hunger-relief benefits during a time of unprecedented need in our region.
April 29, 2013
Help stamp out hunger. It’s easy. Simply place a bag of nonperishable food donations by your mailbox on the morning of Saturday, May 11, for the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive.
This is the one day of the year that everyone has the opportunity – with the help of letter carriers – to easily donate food to help families in need in their community.
April 26, 2013
Oregon Food Bank seeks volunteers to help make the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Saturday, May 11, a rousing success to benefit people who are hungry in Oregon and southwest Washington.
April 24, 2013
Celebrating two decades as one of the world's most imaginative food charities, the Canstruction® exhibition and competition will invite Oregon’s top architecture, engineering, and construction firms to transform more than 35,000 cans of food into whimsical, wildly inventive sculptures at Pioneer Place in downtown Portland from April 22 to 28, 2013.