The Oregon Food Bank (OFB) collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 independent regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon Food Bank 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.
Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger.
With more than 105,000 people and 44.2-million pounds of nutritious food being served buy the OFB network every year, saying they could use some help is an understatement. So, this week LandCentral decided to take a field trip to the Oregon Food Bank this week to help sort food donations. We helped sort 3.1 Tons of donated food. Now all boxed up and ready for distribution to their network of food banks.
Volunteers are critical to OFB’s mission. They need people to repackage food donations, lead nutrition education classes, maintain our Learning Gardens, help out in thier offices, lend a hand at events, and more! If you would like to volunteer your time to help out the OFB please check out their volunteer page “…because no one should be hungry.”