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Recruiting new members!
The Food Access & Essential Needs (FAEN) Engagement Workgroup will work collaboratively with members of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color (BIPOC) to bring diverse personal and collective perspectives to the development of an inclusive regional food system framework. Workgroup members will do this by spending 2-3 hours a week guiding community engagement activities and then communicating findings back to the workgroup in a weekly, virtual meeting. In the Spring, these community…
Hi Partners! If your site has to close unexpectedly (due to inclement weather or another urgent reason), please let Oregon Food Bank know asap by emailing: email@example.com This email list goes to a number of our Operations teams including Transportation and Inventory. Your email will also go to Ally, Carolina, Courtney, Jackie, and Jamie.
The OFB Food Safety & Handling Manual says that pantries with access to a commercial kitchen may repack refrigerated and frozen foods; however, this guidance is no longer correct.
We have recently confirmed that the Oregon Department of Agriculture considers repacking these “potentially hazardous foods” to be a form of food processing, which requires a special license from the ODA. Even if your agency has a commercial kitchen, its county license does not cover processing foods for home…
Monday, October 25, 10am-3pm
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We are looking for great candidates for the following positions (job descriptions attached as PDFs):
- Food Program Coordinator (1)
- Outreach Station Crew Member (2)
- Homeless Outreach Team Member (6)
These are all part time positions at a reasonable wage. Anyone who is interested should apply, even if they have conflicts with schedules stated in the job descriptions - we will work with the right candidate to find what works for them.
Lived experience utilizing services in Washington County and…
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Oregon’s Rental eviction moratorium has ended, but resources are still available! Renter’s now have until February 28, 2022 to pay back any rent owed. Share out this link for rental assistance applications: https://www.oregonrentalassistance.org/
The Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program will cover up to 12 months of past due rent and three months of forward rent, once all past due rent is paid. Did you know that the program will also cover past due utility costs including electricity,…
The Operations Team provided some details on two products we have available - both BY THE PALLET. Questions? Contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silk brand Almond milk (original flavor) and So Delicious brand Coconut milk (unsweetened vanilla). This is distributed BY THE PALLET, so agencies that have large cooler space or ability to distribute about 180 half gallon containers should order this. There is no…
From our colleagues at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon:
Oregon has been approved to provide Pandemic EBT for the 2020-21 school year. This round of Pandemic EBT provides families financial support to cover the cost of school meals during school closures, reduced hours and attendance, or remote learning.
Pandemic EBT benefits are provided automatically to children:
- That are approved for federal free or reduced price school meals
- Attend a school (a Community Eligibility Provision school)…
Today's temperatures may hit 115°F today and the low 90s for the remainder of the week & weekend. Please take these extra food safety precautions.
With this week's extreme high temperatures, it is crucial that you take extra care to avoid time & temperature abuse of potentially hazardous foods:
- Refrigerators and freezers will be working extra hard to maintain their temperatures. During the heatwave, check and log your refrigerator and freezer temperatures multiple times per day.
- In these high temperatures, Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) foods such as dairy products and cut produce will spoil quickly if not kept…
Hi Partners! If your site has to close unexpectedly (due to inclement weather or another urgent reason), please let Oregon Food Bank know asap by emailing: email@example.com This email list goes to a number of our Operations teams including Transportation and Inventory. Your email will also go to Ally, Carolina, Courtney, Diana, Jackie, and Jamie.
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