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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.
Meet two of Oregon Food Bank's newest team members
Jackie Liang, Free Food Market Coordinator
Hello everyone! My name is Jackie Liang (he/him), and I was born and raised in Portland, OR. I am a first generation Chinese American, the son of chefs, a brother, a friend, a helper, a lover of recipes, and a believer that everyone deserves to flourish.
Having worked before as a Program Director for a Summer Food Service Program in Clackamas, I know firsthand the amazing work that our Partners accomplish in fostering meaningful relationships and…
Multnomah County just shared an updated list of vaccine clinics for houseless clients. They are all Johnson and Johnson.
- HOPE Team at Harvest Church
624 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060
Thursday 6/10 from 11:00am-1:00pm
15 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
Friday 6/11 from 8:30am-12:30pm
- Home PDX Church
1314 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Wednesday 6/16 from 10:30-12:30pm
- Blanchet House
310 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
Wednesday 6/23 from 11:00am-1:00pm
Join a cohort of community leaders interested in supporting the growth of the Double Up Food Bucks Oregon Program!
About the Ambassador Program
Double up Food Bucks Oregon (DUFB) is a program that earns shoppers more SNAP dollars to spend on fruits and vegetables when they use their Oregon Trail Card at participating grocery stores, corner stores, and farmers markets in the state. To strengthen the impact of DUFB on communities who are disproportionately impacted by hunger and food insecurity, the Oregon Food Bank is launching the Double Up Ambassador Program. The focus of the program is to create a cohort…
During our April Partner Agency Listening Session, we heard from two partners who offer clients the opportunity to order food boxes online. Click the link below to hear from Estacada Area Food Bank and Portland Open Bible Community Pantry and their two online ordering platforms.
Watch the presentation -click here!
Visit Portland Open Bible Community Pantry's website - click here
If you have questions for…
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…
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