WHAT IS THE OREGON FOOD BANK?
The Oregon Food Bank is the hub of a statewide network of 935 hunger-relief agencies. They serve all of Oregon and Clark County in Washington.
Oregon Food Bank recovers food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. It then distributes that food to 20 regional food banks across Oregon. Sixteen are independent charitable organizations. OFB directly operates the four regional food banks serving the Portland metro area, Tillamook and southeast Oregon. Those four centers distribute food weekly to more than 340 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs helping low-income individuals in Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, Washington, Tillamook, Malheur and Harney counties.
OFB also works to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, learning gardens and public education.
WHAT DO KIWANIANS DO?
One Saturday per month for two hours, Kiwanians volunteer to repackage bulk food, sort canned food donations and box perishable foods. The food bank welcomes volunteers age six (with adult supervision, of course) and older in their Volunteer Action Center. The food bank needs adult volunteers to help in their Perishables Repack Room, with their Fresh Alliance program and in their Food Recovery Center. Click on the link below to learn more:
OREGON FOOD BANK CONTACT: LYN TRAINER (503) 246-0451 (h) firstname.lastname@example.org
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