Metro Announcements Posts
Summary of the new COVID package and implications for hunger relief from our colleagues at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
REACHing Us: 411 on Vaccines, Flu, COVID19 & Resources
In collaboration with OHA, Multnomah County Public Health, and Department of County Human Services, District 2 is sponsoring an event in the African American/Black/African communities to bring COVID-19 awareness, safety and health education, Vaccination readiness conversations, Vaccination education/Q&A, and Resource sharing via a culturally affirming community engagement forum January 8, 2021.
The African-American community has a tremendous trauma history connected to medicinal…
Below you will find a few important notes and reminders about our upcoming holiday schedule. We will reach out soon to confirm any cancelations or delivery reschedule requests.
* December 24 — OFB will be open until noon.
* December 25 — OFB will be closed. Please submit orders by 10:00AM on Thursday, December 24 for delivery on Monday, December 28 for both Metro and West locations.
* January 1 — OFB will be closed. Please submit orders by 10:00AM on Thursday, December 31 for delivery on…
Starbucks is evolving their donation program towards a consolidated model for most of the Oregon and SW Washington region stores to ensure all their store locations are participating in food donation. We have worked with them to ensure the food stays within the Oregon Food Bank Network, but this will mean any local Starbucks food donations you may have picked up will no longer be available as of 1/8/21. Instead, the food will be routed to a consolidated point and distributed through both a…
We have a large donation of Gerber Toddler Snacks available, but need to move them quickly! Their "best by" date is 11/21/20 and with this particular donor, they must be distributed to our agencies by the date.
The product includes rice cereal, puffs, toddler meals and pouches - see photos below.
We can't put these on POL because we need them to move out quickly. If you are interested in receiving the produce, please email email@example.com and Christina will add them to your order…
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Administration imposed a host of new requirements and changes to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program (FFFBP) that originally made the initiative unworkable for Oregon Food Bank.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.