Portland, December 12th, 2013. Representatives from Bank of America and New Seasons presented Oregon Food Bank with $15,000, capping off this year’s KINK Homegrown Music partnership. Nicole Frisch from Bank of America joined Cheona Philabaum and Whitney Krebs from New Seasons to present a $15,000 check to Sarah Schirmer from the Oregon Food Bank. For the last two years, KINK has produced the CD of local Portland-area artists, which is underwritten by Bank of America and sold at New Seasons stores – with 100% of the proceeds going to Oregon Food Bank. After the check presentation, volunteers from the Bank stayed to pack pears, rice and onions for families in need across the region.

From Oregon Food Bank:

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

Oregon Food Bank takes a holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing our community together to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.

We provide emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping 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 by advocating for fair public policies, strengthening community food systems and providing nutrition and garden education to help people become more self-sufficient and resourceful.