Portland, October 19th, 2013. The Oregon Food Bank raised over $500,000 at its Oregon Harvest Dinner. Nearly 500 supporters turned out at the benefit. Funds provide support for OFB’s work to secure and distribute food through the OFB Network, and to find solutions to hunger through innovative programs. Last fiscal year, for the second consecutive year, over one million emergency food boxes were distributed by OFB. Distribution of food boxes has increased 41 percent in the past five years, and where there’s higher demand, there must be higher supply. 

Jackie Fearing Volunteer Award winner Willie Kleen is cheered on by wife Jeanie Kleen and CEO Susannah Morgan. Photo by Sarah Galbraith

Jackie Fearing Volunteer Award winner Willie Kleen is cheered on by wife Jeanie Kleen and CEO Susannah Morgan.
Photo by Sarah Galbraith

“We’re so fortunate to be able to hold this event in our warehouse, so we want to ensure that the warehouse is part of the event and the decor,” said OFB Special Events Coordinator, Tracey Walker of the more authentic warehouse atmosphere. “West Coast Event Productions has done a great job at highlighting the food stored in the warehouse, and hiding the not so pretty parts with little creative touches that are rough, rustic, and fun.” 

CEO Susannah Morgan greets former Oregon Food Bank Board Member, Phil Kalberer during the reception.  Photo by Sarah Galbraith

CEO Susannah Morgan greets former Oregon Food Bank Board Member, Phil Kalberer during the reception.
Photo by Sarah Galbraith

Guests at Oregon Harvest Dinner participated in the silent auction that raised funds for Oregon Food Bank’s mission. Photo by Sarah Galbraith

Guests at Oregon Harvest Dinner participated in the silent auction that raised funds for Oregon Food Bank’s mission.
Photo by Sarah Galbraith

Chuck Eggert attended with his wife Louanna and accepted the Innovation Award on behalf of Pacific Foods for their work in providing nutritious food for those in need. Photo by Sarah Galbraith

Chuck Eggert attended with his wife Louanna and accepted the Innovation Award on behalf of Pacific Foods for their work in providing nutritious food for those in need.  Photo by Sarah Galbraith 

Former Oregon Food Bank board member Phil Kalberer (right) congratulates Mike Lindberg, a Jerry Tippens Advocacy Award Winner. Photo by Sarah Galbraith

Former Oregon Food Bank board member Phil Kalberer (right) congratulates Mike Lindberg, a Jerry Tippens Advocacy Award Winner.
Photo by Sarah Galbraith

The Honorable Ted Kulongoski was presented with the Jerry Tippens Advocacy Award. Photo by Sarah Galbraith

The Honorable Ted Kulongoski was presented with the Jerry Tippens Advocacy Award.
Photo by Sarah Galbraith

 

Our mission:

To eliminate hunger and its root causes … because no one should be hungry.

What is Oregon Food Bank? 

With sufficient public will and support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food through a network of four OFB branches and 16 independent regional food banks serving Oregon and southwest Washington. The OFB Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. OFB also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems.

 

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