Mission: To eliminate hunger and its root causes. . . Because no one should be hungry.
Programs: Oregon food bank (ofb) is the hub of the statewide oregon food bank network. Its core work is to secure, warehouse and distribute food to 17 independent regional food banks and ofb's four branches throughout oregon and in clark county, wa. From the regional food banks and ofb branches, the food is then distributed to clients through over 977 partner agencies that represent food pantries, meal sites, shelters, and other programs that offer assistance to low-income individuals and families. Additionally, the school pantry program works to ensure that children and their families have regular access to fresh and nutritious food. Throughout all of oregon and in clark county, wa, oregon food bank distributed 47. 5 million pounds of food during the fiscal year ending june 30, 2015.
to address the root causes of hunger, ofb runs several programs to support client self-sufficiency and community building. These programs include: nutrition education, providing cooking skills and nutrition information; learning gardens, providing basic gardening and food growing skills; community food systems, providing community food assessments and the innovative feast (food, education, agriculture, solutions, together) program; advocacy, providing public policy solutions at the local, state and federal levels, and the screen and intervene program, a cutting edge program to screen for food insecurity during regular medical visits.