Join us packing food at the Oregon Food Bank Saturday April 8th
Here’s an update and some photos of our Oregon Food Bank Volunteer day. Thanks everyone who came out! We bagged over 37,000 pounds of apples and potatoes and each volunteer put together 369 meals! We also learned about where the donations and food comes from and how it gets distributed. Most of those being served are the “working poor”, people who are employed (often working more than one job) and struggle to make ends meet. The tour leader mentioned that summer months are when they are most in need of volunteers. Contact me if you’d like to be part of our next volunteer day.
Did you know that 1 in 5 people in Oregon are considered “food insecure”? The Oregon Food Bank’s mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. They provide fresh produce and pantry staples, and offer cooking classes and other community events to ensure that enough food is available for all. In 2015, the OFB started a community farm in northeast Portland that produced over 5,000 pounds of fresh produce.
The OFB largely depends on volunteers to repackage food, teach gardening and nutrition classes, and provide office support. I have reserved a time for us the afternoon on Saturday, April 8th. Our shift runs from 1 to 3:30, and there are seven spots left. We will most likely be repackaging food into boxes. Not sure if this is right for you? Call and I can give you more info or send you to the OFB website, which has lots of detailed information about what is expected of volunteers and how our actions directly help those in our community.
Please contact me directly if you can join us and I will email you the link to sign up.
(503) 705-4762. [email protected]