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Local governments help raise awareness, volunteer during September’s Hunger Action Month

August 29, 2014
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Portland, Oregon – August 29, 2014 – This September, Oregon Food Bank and Metro area governments will unite to raise awareness of the thousands of Oregonians who struggle with hunger. It’s part of a nationwide campaign in recognition of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month – a month-long campaign to help end hunger in our community.

City and county governments will issue proclamations and community leaders and staff will volunteer at food repack events according to the schedule below.

  • September 2, 10:00 a.m. – Washington County Commission Proclamation for Hunger Action Month
  • September 2, 7:00 p.m. – City of Hillsboro Proclamation for Hunger Action Month
  • September 3, 9:30 a.m. – City of Portland Proclamation for Hunger Action Month
  • September 4, 9:30 a.m. – Multnomah County Commission Proclamation for Hunger Action Month
  • September 9, 11:30 a.m. – City of Portland employees volunteer to repack food at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Morrison Corner
  • September 9, 6:30 p.m. - City of Beaverton Proclamation for Hunger Action Month
  • September 10, 9:30 a.m. – Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and staff will repack food at Oregon Food Bank, 7900 NE 33rd Dr, Portland
  • September 15, 9:30 a.m. – Washington County Board of Commissioners and staff will repack food at Oregon Food Bank Washington County Services, 1870 NW 173rd Ave, Beaverton
  • September 23, 6:00 p.m. – City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and staff will repack food at Oregon Food Bank, 7900 33rd Dr, Portland

“We appreciate our community leaders for highlighting the role everyone can take in fighting hunger,” said Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank. “Partnerships like these are critical to support our neighbors and families.”

To learn more about Hunger Action Month and how to take part, please visit oregonfoodbank.org/hungeractionmonth.

About Oregon Food Bank
With sufficient public will and support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 independent regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. Oregon Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems. For more information visit oregonfoodbank.org

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