Oregon Food Bank: Serving Oregon and SW Washington Since 1982
Part of a large, national network, the Oregon Food Bank has been serving the hungry public of Oregon and SW Washington for decades. Efficiently run, the Oregon Food Bank is one of the few non-profit aid organizations that I can think of, capable of boasting that more than 94 cents of every dollar donated to them goes directly toward fighting hunger. None of this “75% of donations wasted on administrative costs” garbage. Just real help going to real people in need.
More About the Oregon Food Bank and Its History
According to the Mission Statement, the “Oregon Food Bank believes no one should be hungry. With sufficient public will and the support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes.” So how do they do this?
Started in 1982, the Oregon Food Bank operates successfully in both Oregon and southwest Washington. They collect and distribute food through their four Oregon Food Bank branches, in addition to another sixteen independent food banks scattered throughout the region. With this kind of coverage, the mission of the organization is destined to be fulfilled, little by little. Oregon Food Bank also heads efforts across the state of Oregon to provide increased “resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education and by helping communities strengthen local food systems.”
Further, through the direct efforts of the Oregon Food Bank and its adjoining network of regional food banks, they help “nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger.”
Learn more about the Oregon Food Bank at its website now.
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