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  • Volunteer to Help Stamp Out Hunger

    April 14, 2014

    Looking for a fun volunteer activity that doesn’t take much time? Oregon Food Bank is looking for help with the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  This annual event takes place Saturday, May 10, 2014. 

  • Successful Give A Meal Campaign Provides 66,366 Meals to the Oregon Food Bank Network

    March 28, 2014

    The Oregon Food Bank Network announced that it received 66,366 meals this year through Bank of America’s Give a Meal campaign. An annual partnership with Feeding America and Oregon Food Bank, the campaign helps provide meals to families in need across Oregon and Clark County, Washington during the holiday season.

  • Hunger Relief Advocates Celebrate;Urge Farmers, Producers to Donate this Harvest Season

    March 4, 2014
    After a two year absence, Oregon farmers and producers will again be able to claim a tax credit for food donations to hunger relief groups around the state. Today the Oregon House of Representatives unanimously endorsed SB 1541, which comes on the heels of a unanimous vote by the Senate on February 14. Governor Kitzhaber is expected to sign the bill.    
  • Headliners Announced for 27th Annual Waterfront Blues Festival

    March 3, 2014
    Oregon Food Bank announces today the featured lineup at its 27th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union on July 3 - 6, 2014.  Headlining artists Gregg AllmanLos LobosLos Lonely BoysMaceo ParkerLee Fields & the Expressions and John Nemeth & The Bo-Keys join more than 100 blues acts on four stages over the July 4th weekend event to benefit Oregon Food Bank's mission of fighting hunger and its root causes.
  • Crop Donation Tax Credit Passes Senate

    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.

  • Congressional committee passes $8.6-billion cut to food assistance program

    January 28, 2014

    A congressional farm bill conference committee has passed a bill that includes a draconian $8.6-billion cut to federal food assistance. The cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) comes on the heels of an $11-billion reduction in the program that went into effect on November 1, 2013.

  • Record-number of volunteers to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service fighting hunger at Oregon Food Bank

    January 13, 2014

    On Monday, January 20, in answer to Dr. King’s famous call to action – "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’" – 680 volunteers from Bank of America, PacifiCorp, Hands on Greater Portland in partnership with United Way , as well as individuals and families will process over 100,000 pounds of food – equivalent to more than 83,000 meals, and as much as the two facilities process in a regular work week.

  • Help with the basics by giving $30 for hunger, housing, and heat

    January 6, 2014

    Oregon Food Bank, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and NW Natural are asking you to join them in raising money for hunger, housing and heat this winter.

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    OFB named no. 4 most admired nonprofit

    December 6, 2013
    On Thursday, December 5, Portland Business Journal recognized Oregon’s Most Admired Companies at a luncheon held at the Hilton in downtown Portland. At the event, Oregon Food Bank was named No. 4 Most Admired Company in the non-profit category.

    “We are honored to be recognized alongside so many other worthy organizations doing such great work in our communities,” said Susannah Morgan, Oregon Food Bank CEO.
  • Food Stamp cuts hit Oregon veterans experiencing hunger

    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.
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