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Feed the Human Spirit this #GivingTuesday

On the global day of giving, donations to Oregon Food Bank will be matched by Delta Air Lines to double your impact on helping Oregonians in need.

Presented by Oregon Food Bank November 10, 2017

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#GivingTuesday is the global day of giving. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season.

On this #GivingTuesday, Delta Air Lines will match any gift of $25 or more to Oregon Food Bank (up to a maximum of $15,000)! Give to Oregon Food Bank and double your impact – helping more neighbors in need.

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More than 700,000 Oregonians experience hunger.

Oregon Food Bank’s mission: To eliminate hunger and its root causes… because no one should be hungry. The organization believes hunger starves the human spirit, communities thrive when people are nourished, and that everyone deserves nutritious and fresh food.

With your help, Oregon Food Bank distributes food through a network of 21 regional food banks and approximately 970 partner agencies serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Additionally, the hunger-relief organization leads statewide public policy efforts, local food systems work, nutrition and garden education, health care screening and innovative programming.

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Oregon Food Bank lends a hand to communities affected by natural disasters.

The summer of 2017 may be remembered for deadly hurricanes and devastating wildfires. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and surrounding regions.

In Oregon and northern California, wildfires forced hundreds from their homes and destroyed thousands of structures and beloved natural areas. Through community support, Oregon Food Bank has been instrumental in helping the people affected by these disasters.

Response to hurricanes in the South were coordinated by our national organization, Feeding America. In early September, volunteers at Oregon Food Bank packed 1,776 emergency food boxes for delivery to Beaumont, one of the hardest hit areas in Texas. Each box contained shelf-stable foods that did not need to be heated.

The Chetco Bar fire impacted 300 people near the southern Oregon coast. Cash donations from supporters like you allowed additional shipments of food and water to be delivered to South Coast Food Share in Coos Bay. Water and snacks were also sent to The Dalles for use by those affected by and helping manage the Eagle Creek fire.

In October, wildfires raged through northern California. Many residents lost everything. Oregon Food Bank volunteers assembled two truckloads of emergency food boxes in two days.

Feeding America also put out a request for personnel to help fellow food banks who were overwhelmed by their own losses and the devastation in their communities. A total of eight Oregon Food Bank staff went to Texas to help recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. An additional two staff, who are fluent in Spanish, went to Puerto Rico.

Oregon Food Bank is a leader in food distribution methods and part of statewide emergency response efforts because of support from people like you. If an incident happens in the northwest, Oregon Food Bank can respond quickly and effectively.

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Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday.

As 2018 approaches, Oregon Food Bank knows it is shaping up to be a busy year. Recently, they helped open the Columbia Gorge Food Bank. They are already preparing to assist more people in marginalized and rural communities. In Washington D.C., Congress will soon review critical safety net programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) – which lifts thousands of people out of poverty.

What will you do with the money you saved on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? You can use those savings to make an impact on your community by making a gift to Oregon Food Bank this #GivingTuesday.

Delta Air Lines is proud to support Oregon Food Bank and has a challenge for you this holiday season. They will match any #GivingTuesday donation of $25 or more. Your neighbors need you. Donate to feed the human spirit.

Feed the Human Spirit at oregonfoodbank.org/givingtuesday.

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