Increase Food Security in Oregon

 
$134,384
$15,616
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Remaining
Feb 7, 2013

Digging Deeper

OFB's 2011-12 Annual Report has been published.  Arnie Gardner, Oregon Food Bank Board Chair addresses the challenges and changes we faced and will continue to face for years to come.

"In FY 2011-12, we continued our leadership role in the fight against hunger by digging deeper. As our lagging economy forced more and more families into poverty, our commitment to innovative programs and strategic planning powered our ability to provide hope and help where it was needed most."

To support our efforts to increase the nutritional quality of the food we distribute, OFB was selected as one of 12 food banks in the nation to participate in the “Healthy Options, Healthy Meals” program, a partnership with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Enhanced receiving systems and staff processes now allow OFB to track the nutritional content of food in greater detail. The two-year nutrition evaluation and policy pilot also laid the foundation for partnerships — whenever possible — with our food donors to prioritize food that is low in fat, sugar and sodium.

Our project aims to purchase emergency food but now we face the challenge to evaluate the nutritional value as well as cost.  Our soup/chili costs will be higher when we choose the low sodium, lower fat options and your donations make this possible.  

Since my last report your donations have allowed us to purchase over 50,000 lbs of shelf-stable nutritionally- sound food for emergency food distribution.  Thank you!


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Sarah Schirmer

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Portland, OR United States

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