Food distribution has increased 41% at the Oregon Food Bank since 2008 to meet the increasing needs of hungry families in our area. Last year alone 43.5 million pounds of food was distributed to hunger –relief agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. This is only possible because of donations and volunteers. Last year volunteer hours at the two Portland locations totaled the equivalent of 74 full time employees, roughly equaling 2.4 million dollars. For every dollar donated to the Oregon Food Bank, 94 cents goes directly to fighting hunger for children and families in need.
Plan ahead and get your turkey day organized so you can join in the fun. Burn off some calories and help others in need with the Burn if off for Hunger 5k Walk/Run on November 27th. It’s a perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Help feed hungry families and give them a little more to be grateful about, while making memories. It just takes a small cash donation, some non-perishable food and your running shoes.