February 14, 2014
As preparation for spring planting begins, the Oregon Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would give farmers a tax credit for donations to hunger relief organizations. SB 1541 now goes to the House.
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.
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.
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.
April 19, 2013
Ford Motor Company Fund and Oregon Food Bank announced today a grant of $100,000 as part of the Ford Focus on Child Hunger campaign. The donation is one of six grants to food banks across the Pacific Northwest intended to address the growing issue of childhood hunger in this country.
"There is nothing more heart-wrenching than a child going hungry," said Bess Wills, dealer at Gresham Ford. "We are thankful that Ford Motor Company Fund is taking steps to address this growing problem and Gresham Ford is proud to support this effort.”
April 12, 2013
Oregon Food Bank received a 2013 Innovation Award in food banking at the annual Feeding America Network Executive Directors' Forum this week in Nashville. Feeding America presents the award to the year’s most innovative programs from the 202 food banks across the nation in the Feeding America network.
March 11, 2013
Gleaners from throughout the state will gather at the State Capitol in Salem, Tuesday, March 12, to celebrate their rich history of 40 years of gleaning in Oregon.
Gleaners will also ask state legislators to pass Senate Bill 430 to allow farmers and others to claim a tax deduction for food they donate to gleaners and other hunger-relief groups.
February 13, 2013
Gift to establish two dozen school-based pantries
Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan, today announced a $150,000 gift from Zidell Companies to help fight childhood hunger.
“Childhood hunger is a huge problem in Oregon,” Morgan noted. “Oregon is among the states with the highest rate of child food insecurity. We thank Zidell Companies for this generous gift, which will support OFB’s goal of developing two dozen school-based food pantries by the end of 2015. These pantries will have the potential to reach an additional 1,250 families per month and distribute groceries for half-a-million meals per year.”
January 15, 2013
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’”
– The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
With generous support from Bank of America, more than 650 volunteers will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service repacking food and sorting food-drive donations at two Oregon Food Bank facilities.