Increase Food Security in Oregon

by Oregon Food Bank, Inc.
Feb 7, 2011

Hunger Hurts Kids

Kids volunteering at OFB
Kids volunteering at OFB

Dear Friends,

Thank you for the tremendous outpouring these past few months.  Your financial donations help us meet the demand for emergency food.

An estimated 240,000 people eat from emergency food boxes via the Oregon Food Bank Network in an average month.  Did you know that 33% of those receiving food are children?  So, in an average month, 79,200 children are eating from an emergency food box.  Children who are hungry get sick more often and have more trouble learning in school.  And childhood hunger takes a tragic toll on families and communities. 

In 1971 school-aged children decided to help their peers and created an event named Project Second Wind.  This is a fun, food drive competition between schools to see which school can raise the most pounds per student.  Since its creation, Project Second Wind has raised 6 million pounds of food! This food drive runs in late February and early March to provide a second wind of food after the holidays.  Will you help in this effort by making a donation today?

Our mission is to end the root causes of hunger and with your support we continue to aim for that goal through education, advocacy, and food distribution. Thank you!


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Organization Information

Oregon Food Bank, Inc.

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lauren Zielinski
Portland, OR United States
$135,699 raised of $150,000 goal
723 donations
$14,301 to go
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