Helping Oregon Food Bank

on Thursday, August 22, 2013 Posted in Happenings, Opportunities, Hunger

Helping Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Food Bank has many opportunities for volunteers to get involved, firstly with food repack. You might be surprised to learn that about 1,500 volunteers visit Oregon Food Bank each week! Food repack volunteers help with the most fundamental part of the mission – getting food to the people who need it most. Many donations need sorting, repacking, labeling or additional processing before they are ready to be sent to hunger-relief agencies. This is a great first step to helping out at the food bank!

Would you rather spend some time in a garden? Oregon Food Bank's Learning Gardens are also an amazing opportunity. Volunteers spend time growing nutritious produce, enjoying physical activity, and increasing their gardening skills to support Oregon Food Bank. There are gardens in both Portland and Beaverton that need help!

There are many more opportunities with OFB, including special events, nutritional education, community outreach, office work, and partner agency volunteering. Please visit the Oregon Food Bank website to sign up for one of these incredible areas!