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In case you missed it, here is our 1/18 Listening Session presentation and materials! Information on SNAP emergency allotments, Food for all Oregonians, and more...
For those who registered but couldn't attend our Listening Session on Wednesday 1/18 (or if you'd like to share with colleagues), here's a link to the presentation.
Attached are the slides from the Food for All Oregonians campaign presentation. Here are some steps you can take to support the fight for SNAP access as an individual and an organization!
- Sign the FFAO Supporter Pledge to receive critical campaign updates and action alerts.
- If your organization would like to endorse the FFAO…
Beginning March 1, many people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see a decrease in monthly benefits.
As you likely know, many SNAP participants received additional benefits each month in response to pandemic impacts. As the federal state of emergency comes to a close, funding for these SNAP “emergency allotments” will also expire — and many Oregonians will see a decrease in our monthly benefits as a result. Regular SNAP benefits received prior to the pandemic will not change.
Oregon Food Bank will soon share fliers and digital assets to help inform local families of this change, as well as…
Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Tests Are Available for Agencies to Order on POL
Rapid antigen COVID-19 tests are now available to order in the portal. Per order/box, there are 800 tests and 209 individual boxes. Please order what you think you need for your site, while ensuring there are some for the rest of the network to order. Product code 30470: Non-Food COVID test.
New workshops from the Network Equity and Racial Justice Team!
Happiest of New Years! The Network Equity and Racial Justice team have a few new workshops we'd love to see you at! Here is a link to the flyer.
TUNING IN: BUILDING EMPATHY FOR CONNECTION Register HERE
January 17, 2023 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Session Description: Empathy is a key tool to ensure authentic relationships. Engaging our empathy is a muscle we need to continuously flex and develop. This session will help…
Several changes have been made to the OFB partner agency monthly statistics report, effective 1/1/23. Please read further to learn more about these changes and how they may impact your data collection & reporting process.
Happy New Year! As many of you know, we have been working to streamline your monthly reporting process for some time now, and I’m happy to announce that many of these anticipated changes have been made as of 1/1/23! For most agencies, your December report (due 1/10/23) will be the first one impacted by these changes. The portion of the report where you’ll see the most change is in the recording of donations and purchases from sources other than OFB. Accordingly, it’s important that anyone…
Produce Safety Resources
These produce safety resources provide information and best practices on receiving and storing fresh produce to help ensure that program operators and participants receive and use produce items that are high quality and safe. Use the following links to view and download these resources:
Produce Storage Chart - click to view!
This chart provides information on the storage of fresh produce to maintain its quality and safety, including ideal temperatures and locations.…
A private donor has reached out with available refrigerators and stoves/ovens to donate directly to our agencies. Please see post for more information.
A private donor has reached out with available refrigerators and stoves/ovens to donate directly to our agencies. Please see below for more information.
(6) Stove/Oven standalone available Dec 21-31.
(4) Refrigerators available now.
Please contact donor directly:
Paul Shearer (503-789-3534)/paul.gregory.shearer@gmail. com
These items will be available until fully distribute by the donor. This post will be deactivated by 12/31, unless items remain to be donated.
You may have received Unlabeled USDA Frozen Corn. Please check your email from OFB Compliance for more information.
You may have received Unlabeled USDA Frozen Corn on or after November 13th 2022 . If you have received this product from us we have sent your agency recall contact an email. Please check your email or read through our message below for further instructions. This product needs to be fully cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit (or 74 degrees Celsius) before eating.
ACTION NEEDED REGARDING:
Product Name: Frozen USDA Corn
Product Ref 82071
Reason for action: We have discovered that the individual…
Oregon Food Bank will be closed for several holidays this season
'Tis the season! Please note the upcoming Oregon Food Bank closures below. If you have a regular delivery scheduled on one of those days and have not already reached out, you will hear from our team soon and we'll follow up again to confirm your closure or rescheduled delivery date. If you pick up your order, please plan for an order earlier in the week. OFB will be closed:
- Thursday, November 24th & Friday November 25th
- Because the observed December holidays are over a weekend, OFB will…
Join Oregon Food Bank for our biannual “Allies for Equity Summit” on October 20, 2022.
This event is part of Oregon Food Bank’s process of learning by creating space for dialogue among a panel of experts and with our community. We also understand the evidence that unequivocally shows hunger and poverty as outcomes of a lack of access to reproductive healthcare and rights.
On the surface, we might think of reproductive justice and food justice as disconnected. But join our panel of health experts, advocates and community leaders as we dig beneath the surface. There we will find the…
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