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  • Corporate Donor of the Month: Nike

    March 1, 2015
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    The energy, dedication and focus we feel when Nike employees  volunteer is contagious!  Employees always bring their A game to a volunteer shift and make short work of any project we present to them.  Last year, employees donated over 1,283 hours to OFB packing thousands of meals for statewide distribution!

  • Voices: Meet Felicia

    February 24, 2015

    When Felicia lost her job she felt certain that she could find another. She spent months submitting applications and following job leads but nothing materialized. Finally, with just $37 to her name, she realized she needed help.

    The people she met at her local food pantry helped her regain her confidence and renewed her physically and emotionally. Felicia believes that lives would be changed if everyone reached out to someone in need.

    Learn more about Felicia and Oregon Food Bank's Voices Project.

  • Corporate Donor of the Month: Pacific Foods

    February 1, 2015
    Nourish Every Body.

    It’s what Pacific values most. Their foods are a celebration of nature’s goodness – simple ingredients that nourish families, partnerships with area food banks that enrich communities and sustainable practices that cultivate a healthier environment. When all is nourished, a brighter world can begin to take shape.
  • Corporate donor of the month: Bank of America

    January 1, 2015

    Thank you Bank of America, employees, customers, and friends!

    Bank of America plays an integral role in hunger relief.  

    Nationally through its’ partnership with Feeding America, Bank of America offered a 2 : 1 match for donations made online and through their ATMs.  Last year these efforts provided an additional 66,000 meals for the Oregon Food Bank Network!

    Locally, Bank of America employees support the mission in several ways.  They donate their time (over 700 volunteer hours in FY 2014), their financial resources through company sponsorship, collaborative partnerships in the community, employee giving, Board service, as well as community food drives.
  • Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2014
    We had many successes in 2014 that we’re proud of and we’re looking forward to achieving many more in 2015. Join us in celebrating the past year’s accomplishments, and wishing us the best in our efforts in the new year.

  • Dawn's Story

    December 19, 2014

    “I went to my doctor and he told me I am pre-diabetic and that I needed to eat healthier and lose weight,” said Dawn, a local nutrition education graduate. “My husband and I used to eat out a lot but since he’s the only one working right now, we need to save money.”

    Volunteers who teach nutrition education courses at Oregon Food Bank say many of the participants face similar issues. Nutrition education classes meet once a week for six weeks and are designed to challenge food preferences and habits. Along with cooking methods, nutrition, and food safety, students take a tour of a local grocery store where they learn practical shopping and meal planning. These skills combined increase food security and quality of life. 

    Read more.
  • Congress and President Fail to Pass the "Supporting America's Charities Act"

    December 11, 2014

    Today, the House of Representatives failed to pass the Supporting America’s Charities Act—a bill that included two provisions that would have benefited food banks across the country and the 49 million people we serve. The bill would have incentivized the donation of food and funds.

    Learn more.

  • Help us get to the finish line

    December 9, 2014

    Some late-breaking news makes us believe that the House and Senate may vote very soon on the Supporting America's Charities Act – a bill that includes the food donation tax deduction. The bill would have a significant impact on our ability to secure more food, particularly fresh produce.

    We appreciate that many of you have made calls to your members of Congress over the last month to support the food donation tax deduction, and we need your support again for another push to get this important provision over the finish line.

    Learn more.

  • Chris' Story

    December 2, 2014

    “As soon as the recession hit, I was homeless. I was trying to find a job, a place, but nothing worked out and I just got caught up in the homeless cycle,” said Chris, a regular visitor to The Underground at Clay Street Table. Every week, The Underground provides community, meals and support to youth and young adults struggling with homelessness.

    Clay Street Table is one of hundreds of partner agencies supported through your donations to Oregon Food Bank. Each week, they feed people living in downtown Portland and struggling with hunger. Hundreds of pounds of fresh, frozen and canned goods are distributed through their pantry and meal programs.

  • Today is Giving Tuesday!

    December 2, 2014

    There's a day of giving thanks, and two days for getting deals. Now, there's a day dedicated to giving back. #GIVINGTUESDAY is today. Give the gift of hunger relief in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
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