March 12, 2013
“A Place at the Table,” a new documentary, tells the powerful stories of families who struggle with hunger, during a limited run in Portland, March 15-21, at the Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy, in Portland. Produced by the makers of “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Waiting for Superman” and “Food, Inc.,” the film challenges assumptions of who is hungry and why.
Four anti-hunger organizations who work with hunger issues every day – Bread for the World, Farmers Ending Hunger, Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon, and Oregon Food Bank – are hosting the showings and will be available to respond to questions following the Friday and Saturday screenings. Buy tickets now online.
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 27, 2013
Wells Fargo brings back its ATM donations program, enabling customers to support five regional nonprofit groups
Wells Fargo ATMs in Oregon are once again CSMs (Community Support Machines) as customers can donate to five selected regional nonprofit groups at any of Wells Fargo’s 231 ATMs in Oregon. The free service enables Wells Fargo customers to anonymously give from one penny up to $249.99 in a single transaction.
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
Join NW Natural in giving to Oregon Food Bank and United Way to help others meet basic needs
Northwest Natural Gas Company, Oregon Food Bank and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette today launch the “Help with the Basics” campaign and ask you to give $30 to help those less fortunate afford food, housing and heat this winter.
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.
January 10, 2013
Oregon Food Bank seeks individuals willing to commit to a regular, weekly, afternoon shift to help OFB’s growing Fresh Alliance program be a rousing success.
Fresh Alliance is a partnership between Oregon Food Bank and local grocery stores. Every week day, OFB truck drivers collect perishable food donations (the kind of nutritious food you find in the refrigerated section of your grocery stores) from retailers. As soon as the food arrives at OFB, volunteers quickly inspect, sort and repackage the food. It’s then ready for hunger-relief agencies to pick up the very next morning.
December 14, 2012
At the request of Feeding America, Oregon Food Bank has sent Dee Morasco, OFB’s inventory manager, to Hauppauge, N.Y., to share her expertise with Island Harvest Food Bank as the area recovers from Hurricane Sandy.
Morasco, who lives in Amboy, Wash., has worked at Oregon Food Bank as an inventory specialist for more than a decade.
November 12, 2012
Looking for a simple way to fight hunger this holiday season? All you have to do is get out your cell phone!
Thanks to a new partnership with Pioneer Courthouse Square, you can simply text OFB to the number 20222 to make a $10 donation to OFB, now through Dec. 31, 2012.
November 9, 2012
Help build healthy, hunger-free communities
Drop off nutritious, nonperishable food at Jiffy Lube now through Dec. 31, 2012
Jiffy Lube makes it easy. Fill bag or a box with nutritious, nonperishable food and drop it off at any Jiffy Lube in the Portland, Salem or Vancouver metropolitan areas. Or donate online at www.oregonfoodbank.org.