Oregon Food Bank's network of 21 regional food banks and over 1,400 hunger relief programs is working together across Oregon and Southwest Washington to meet the evolving needs of our communities. This regional service delivery model brings together network partners to collaborate around community engagement, to share resources, and to advocate for a food system that effectively and equitably meets the needs of our neighborhoods.
We are deploying new technology to more effectively engage in statewide logistical planning to keep the hunger-relief system running day in and day out. And we are investing in the staff and infrastructure capacity of local organizations to provide culturally-responsive assistance in local communities. Alongside food assistance and advocacy partners across our region, Oregon Food Bank is working on creative and systemic solutions to hunger. Our collaborations and investments keep the local food system strong and address the real change needed to end hunger for good.
By working together, we can emerge stronger and build communities where:
• All of our essential needs are met. We will ensure access to food, healthcare, housing and economic security so that every person can thrive, regardless of where they live. During our last fiscal year, Oregon Food Bank provided 57.7 meals to community members, and 31% of this food was produce. More than 12 million impressions on our Food Finder tool helped our neighbors to find where they could access food in 11 languges .
• Neighborhoods are resilient and free from the drivers of poverty. We will develop community-centered solutions – from food systems to economic development – that sustain our people and our planet. We've invested more than $1MM in BIPCO-led and movement building partners to strengthen the communities hit hardest by the pandemic and by hunger.
• People come together because of what unites us. We will build inclusive spaces to create solutions based on the values we all share. Thank you to the 48,585 supporters who invested in our work!!
Amplifying community voices and growing grassroots power are core parts of our mission to end hunger and its root causes. And it’s especially important now, as we look to one another for support, that we see the incredible collective power that is being built within our communities.Attachments: