"Because of your compassion and committment, our community is stronger. Your generosity of giving Oregon Food bank the power to meet the overwhelming demand for food assistance in bold new ways. We thank you for joining our mission to end hunger." Susannah Morgan, CEO- Oregon Food Bank.
For the third year in a row, the Oregon Food Bank Network distributed more than 1 million emergency food boxes in Oregon and Southwest Washington. This staggering figure underscores the fact that hundreds of thousands o ffamilies and individuals throughout our region continue to struggle with hunger. but with the support of our community, donors and partners, we were able to provide food, education nd hope to our neighbors in need. To find out how we did this, please see our annual report.
Summer is a challenging time for families who face food insecurity since many kids receive free or reduced meals at school. Oregon Food Bank works tirelessly with the community to get food to those in need.
In April we had a very successful Hunger Response Day at the Capitol. Oregon Food Bank Network clients wrote more than 1,000 messages on paper plates asking elected officials to make food a priotiy. This effort gained the attention of 76 state legislators and their staff members.
In June, Jadyn bravely shared his story of food insecurity. He did so in an effort to preserve support for food banks and programs like SNAP (food stamps) that ensure thousands of families, like his, have enough to eat. We thank Jadyn for his courage and candor.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of people in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Thank you for your support.