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Free testing sites, updates to OHA listening sessions
Multnomah County Free COVID Testing - appointment required
No-cost testing by appointment only, for anyone with symptoms. You don't need to be a clinic or Multnomah County patient to get tested. Limited testing may be available for people without symptoms. We focus on reaching Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color communities, people without health insurance, and people without a regular health care provider. Call 503-988-8939 for an appointment. Location and hours:
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As you may have heard, the Trump Administration imposed a host of new requirements and changes to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program (FFFBP) that originally made the initiative unworkable for Oregon Food Bank. We made the difficult decision to decline participation in the final phase of the program.
One reason was that USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced last week that the program will officially end on October 31, 2020.
After sharing our serious concerns with longtime distribution…
Oregonians affected by the wildfires get more time to report the loss of SNAP benefits.
Oregonians affected by the wildfires get more time to report the loss of SNAP benefits
The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has received federal approval to extend the normal 10-day deadline for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in 20 counties to request replacement of benefits as a result of food lost due to power outages and wildfires that began on Sept. 7.
The extension gives SNAP recipients in Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Coos,…
Perishable bagged salad mix now included in produce boxes.
Beginning this week, the Farmers to Families Mixed Produce Boxes (ref # 71001) that you order may contain bagged salad greens, a product which requires temperature control for safety. If you receive these boxes and cannot distribute them right away, you will need to pull the salad greens out and refrigerate them until your distribution (or refrigerate the whole box).Here is a link to a useful ODA fact sheet on cut leafy greens.
Information for OFB Partner Agencies participating in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program (FFFBP), a new fresh food program from the USDA. Please direct any additional questions about this program to your Regional Network Developer.
For background information on this program, please see last Friday's OFB update!
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Does my organization need to be a TEFAP/USDA agency to participate in the FFFBP program?
No, there are no restrictions on this food, and it can be distributed through a supplemental program such as a produce distribution or 2D program. The primary consideration is time and temperature abuse. This product must be held at or below 41°F to maintain food safe…