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This week's feature is the Partner Agency Agreement, or PA Agreement.
Agreements! What are they and who needs them? In our site-monitoring, these questions tend to come up, so we thought we'd answer them here! This week's feature is the Partner Agency Agreement, or PA Agreement. Click the PDFs below for samples of the different PA Agreements.
- The Partner Agency Agreement is required for every pantry, supplemental program and meal site that partners with Oregon Food Bank. It's the contract that outlines the basic responsibilities of each party.
- Take a look at …
PGE has dollar-for-dollar payment matching available to help customers with past-due balances get back on track. You can help spread the word in your community. Click here to find ready-to-use messages that have been translated into 12 languages. You can copy and paste these messages into your social media posts, newsletters or websites. You'll also find a flyer with information in English, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese. We’ll have printed flyers available for you to hand out. Contact Rachel…
Oregon Health Authority is hosting a series of COVID-19 vaccine community dialogue sessions for members of the Asian community over the next month. Senior health advisor, Dr. Shimi Sharief, will talk about the COVID-19 and the vaccine, and answer common questions, as well as take questions from participants. Click the box below for PDF posters in multiple languages that can be posted and shared with clients.
- Korean Interpretation - Thursday, March 25, 5:00-6:30pm - Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3…
Please welcome Glenda Quezada, our newest Food Assistance Network Strategist. Glenda will be supporting our Washington County partners in a temporary capacity - we're working internally to ensure her position becomes full time! Glenda's hours are Wed-Fri and you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.HOLA! Mi nombre es GlendaQuezada (she, her). I am beyond excited to be joining the Oregon Food Bank as the Food Assistance Network Strategist. I moved from Guatemala at a young age and have…
Do you have clients who have served in the military? Hint: the answer is probably yes.
The Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs is asking for your help in ensuring Veterans and their family members are informed of their potential earned benefits. With nearly 300,000 Veterans in the state of Oregon and two thirds of them not engaging with the VA, and over 53% over the age of 65, the need is great.
Veterans and their spouses or dependents, are not always aware of the Veterans’ Affairs (VA)…
Meet Kelsey, our newest Food Assistance Network Strategist
My name is Kelsey Hill (he/they), and I’m thrilled to be joining this team and to have the opportunity to help build equity and sustainability into our regional food system. I’ve lived here just long enough (Fall ‘14) I’m comfortable calling myself a Portlander, and have lived and worked all over this city. I’m excited to get to know each of you and meet more of our community partners.
Food, sustainability, and equity have been central to my work thus far, and I can’t think of a better next step…
If your power was out for any significant amount of time, you may need to discard perishable foods in your refrigerators and freezers. Please read for more details.
The weekend’s snow and ice storm caused widespread power outages in the Portland Metro area and beyond, and we assume that many of your agencies were affected. We want to take this opportunity to share some important safety information regarding refrigerated and frozen food.
For a complete list of what foods should be kept and what should be thrown away after an extended power outage, please read this information from the USDA.
If your power was out for more than four…
Pacific Coast Fruit Company has added guidance in the hopes of a more consumer friendly explanation of the meat product you will be seeing in Farm to Families Food Boxes. A sticker has been added to the boxes with guidance on how to handle unfrozen meat.
This sticker indicates the lot code date for the box (the date the poultry was taken out of the freezer). The poultry in the box is safe to consume up to 30 days (unopened) past the lot date, or can be refrozen.
Questions? Email the Compliance…
Thank you for taking the time to check that OFB has up to date contact information for the key individuals and points of contact for your agency. It is your responsibility to notify OFB before changes to staffing occur, as stated in your Partner Agency Agreement.
In case of inclement weather that requires changes to your delivery, the person listed under Recall Coordinator and POL Order will be notified via Send Word Now, our text/phone/email alert system.
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Please find below resources and information from the strategy session Multnomah County held on 1/29 regarding the statewide eviction moratorium. Highlights from the discussion have also been included. The intent of this session was to help providers share information and advise their participants on how to comply with the declaration requirement of the statewide eviction moratorium.
Oregon Eviction Moratorium (House Bill 4401) Resources and Information
Notice of Eviction Protection…
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