November 12, 2014
Jackie Fearing Volunteer Award – Jeri & Tricia Dobbs
For 12 years, Jeri and Tricia Dobbs have inventoried, stocked and packed bins of equipment and supplies for our Nutrition Education Program’s off-site classes. They have given hundreds of hours to making sure course participants and volunteer educators have everything needed. Additionally, Jeri and Tricia helped set-up the Kaiser Permanente Teaching Kitchen at Oregon Food Bank’s Beaverton location. Their knowledge of the Nutrition Education Program was useful in helping create a kitchen environment that best supports class participants, Master Gardeners and volunteers using the space.
July 22, 2014
This summer we're able to do something we've never done before. We're hosting Harvest Share in Portland parks. As a Harvest Share volunteer, you'll have an opportunity to see different parts of Oregon Food Bank's distribution chain and interact with the folks that we serve. Learn more and sign up here.
May 23, 2014
The National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brings in 1.1 million pounds statewide. The annual event will help fill the summer gap for many families in need.
April 17, 2013
Help letter carriers stamp out hunger! Volunteer to help with the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, Saturday, May 11. It's the largest food drive in Oregon and in the nation, raising nearly 1.5 million pounds of food for the Oregon Food Bank statewide network each year. Volunteers are needed to collect food donations in their vehicles and to help package donations at post offices. Learn more and sign up!
January 21, 2013
Presented by Bank of America
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?"
– The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Oregon Food Bank's two Portland-area locations hosted 616 volunteers for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. In a single day, volunteers repacked 123,000 pounds of food, the equivalent of 102,514 meals - more food than is typically processed at Oregon Food Bank in an entire work-week!
October 26, 2011
Learn about community food security, OFB's education programs to address the root causes of hunger, estate planning, or how to make the most of your retirement at one of OFB's Community Partners events this holiday season.
Inspiring. Steadfast. Generous. Committed. These are just a few ways to describe OFB volunteer Bill Brandt Gausen. And, here's another one ... record-breaking.
Marilyn Matusch retired from teaching at Reynolds High School in 2004. But it didn’t take this instructor long to find her way back to education.
"Thousands of children in Oregon go to bed hungry many nights," says OFB volunteer Donna Ching. "I want my volunteer work to help change that."
Like many families, the DuBois family of Beaverton is busy each week with work, school, sports, friends and more. But they also find time to make volunteering a part of their weekly routine.