November 6, 2012
Tucked away in the rolling hills of North Plains is an apple orchard known by many locals, yet waiting to be discovered by those willing to venture beyond city limits.
Mark and Pat Susbauer own and operate Mason Hill Orchard with its 350 apple and Asian pear trees. Each year they donate fruit to local agencies within the Oregon Food Bank network, but this year the harvest was so abundant that they have been able to donate apples by the tote to Oregon Food Bank West. Each tote arrives at the warehouse with more than 600 pounds of crisp, juicy apples which are repacked into family-sized portions by volunteers, then distributed to local hunger-relief agencies in Washington County.
October 17, 2012
Fall is a busy season for Jerry and Marlene Ryser as the work picks up on their farm and pumpkin patch in Tualatin. But these two still found time to grow and donate 1.5 acres worth of Delicata squash to Oregon Food Bank this year.
Thanks to Jerry’s hard work in the field, 8,656 pounds of hearty and nutritious squash made its way from Oregon Food Bank to local hunger-relief agencies, to the dinner tables of hungry families in the Portland area. This was an exceptional yield as the field was not irrigated and we experienced an unusually dry summer. Having farmed all of his life, Jerry was able to make the most of a tough growing season.
May 14, 2010
Oregon Food Bank worked with its food industry partners to create a tasty, nutritious pea soup for people who are hungry.
Albertsons donated 3-million pounds of food to OFB during fiscal year 2008-09 – making it the number one food donor within any single fiscal year. That’s enough food to help agencies fill about 60,000 emergency food boxes for hungry families.