Oregon Food Bank Recognized for Innovation
In April the Oregon Food Bank received a 2013 Innovation Award at the annual Feeding America Network Executive Directors' Forum. Judges honored Oregon Food Bank for its FEAST (Food, Education, Agriculture, Solutions, Together) program.
“We are thrilled to receive this national honor,” said Susannah Morgan, CEO, of Oregon Food Bank. “I especially recognize the thoughtful work of OFB’s community food security team, Sharon Thornberry and Megan Newell-Ching, who have crisscrossed Oregon to introduce FEAST in more than 40 communities. The beauty of this model is that it builds on community empowerment and self-determination. It encourages people to envision—and bring about—what works best for their own special place.”
Thornberry is a board member of Bread for the World. For more information, visit www.oregonfoodbank.org.
Photo courtesy Oregon Food Bank
You Go. You Come Back. Then What?
Mission trips can be life-changing experiences. However, while many groups spend hours preparing for their international trip, few give any thought to what happens when they return. Getting Ready to Come Back: Advocacy Guide for Mission Teams provides tools to help youth and adults prepare for the trip, reflect on the mission experience, and take action upon returning back home, so that anyone can become a lifelong advocate in partnership with people living in poverty.
The guide is available for $5 at www.bread.org/store or by calling 1-800-822-7323.
Gift Cards to Honor Someone Special in Your Life
Honor a family member or friend with a gift to Bread for the World to celebrate a graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day—or to remember a loved one this Memorial Day. When you give an honor or memorial gift, we will send a special card to your honoree or their family. Honor gifts also grant the honoree the option of a one-year complimentary membership with Bread for the World.
Visit www.bread.org/giftoflife or call 1-800-822-7323 to learn more.