Portland, OR. Oregon Food Bank once again transformed its warehouse into a dinner and event venue to raise funds to fight hunger and its root causes in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Loyal Oregon Food Bank supporters Bonny and Mike Fazzi were among the hundreds who attended the October 20th benefit. Sponsors, partners and their guests helped raise over $700,000 to feed the human spirit in neighbors experiencing food insecurity.

Special guest speaker Cindy Solari

Dinner and live auction

Tillamook County Creamery Association President & CEO and OFB Board Chair Patrick Criteser

Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan

Oregon Food Bank supporters Fawwad and Lubna Qureshi

Silent auction

From Oregon Food Bank:

We’re probably not what you expect when you think of a food bank. In Oregon, we do things differently.

We started off like most food banks did back in 1988. That’s when Interagency Food Bank and Oregon Food Share merged to become Oregon Food Bank, and we distributed USDA Commodity Supplemental Food to over 200 hunger-relief agencies.

Today, Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. We distribute that food through a Statewide Network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 1,200 food assistance sitesserving all of Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

It seems like a big job, and it is. We absolutely could not do it alone. But, distributing food is not the entire job. Like we said – we do things differently in Oregon.