Portland, October 20th. Close to 500 people attended Oregon Food Bank’s 2012 Oregon Harvest Dinner which raised money to help fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus Photography) Happy supporters included: Robin Gardner; Arnie Gardner, chair of Oregon Food Bank’s Board of Directors; Susannah Morgan, Oregon Food Bank’s newly hired CEO; and Rachel Bristol, who recently retired as CEO. (Photo credit, Sarah Jo Galbraith)
“We thank our generous sponsors and donors for making this year’s Oregon Harvest Dinner a huge success,” said Laura Golino de Lovato, OFB’s director of development, marketing and communications. OFB Board members Lisa Sedlar and Syd Hannigan co-chaired the event in the Rachel M. Bristol Warehouse at OFB’s headquarters in northeast Portland. Sheila Hamilton of KINK.fm 102 emceed. Executive Chef Michael Stanton of The Heathman Restaurant and Bar, created the dinner. Oregon Harvest Dinner is Oregon Food Bank’s second-largest fundraiser after the Waterfront Blues Festival.
Oregon Food Bank will use the funds to support its mission: to eliminate hunger and its root causes … because no one should be hungry.