This project aims to increase the supply of nutrient rich foods for over 945 relief agencies throughout the Oregon Food Bank Network.
Requests for emergency food are skyrocketing because of rising costs of food and basic necessities and the economic downturn. According to the USDA, Oregon is ranked third in the nation for "very low food security" the term used to describe those households that skipped meals or reduced their food intake to make ends meet. All monies will be used to buy nutrient packed food for the Oregon Food Bank Network because no one should be hungry.
If we can purchase and distribute nutrient rich foods, ie. peanut butter and tuna, throughout the network's 945 local partner agencies, we can increase the number of people who are food secure.
People who are hungry can't excel at work, as parents or as students. Emergency food is an income supplement that frees up scarce resources to cover more of life's basic necessities.
"This is the first time I've ever been to a food pantry. I just can't keep up. After paying rent and buying gas we can barely cover our other bills, let alone buy food. Prices rise every day." - Bree, Recipient of food
Total Funding Received to Date: $133,504
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $16,495
Total Funding Goal: $150,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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