$6.4 Million in One-Time Money is On the City Hall Chopping Block

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Mayor Charlie Hales is entering city budget season facing a much-publicized $25 million shortfall. But the hole could be bigger than that.Last year's city budget included $13.7 million in one-time funding for a swath of projects. "One-time funding" doesn't mean a project isn't coming back for another round of money. It just means the expense isn't factored into the general-fund budget each year.Last ...   More
 
Monday, February 11, 2013 AARON MESH

Donate! Multnomah County Food and Clothing Drive


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Here's an easy way to help folks get through the winter cold. Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen and Commissioners Loretta Smith, Diane McKeel and Judy Shiprack announced a winter food and warm clothing drive today, benefiting the Oregon Food Bank and Children's Community Clinic. To donate through Feb. 4, bring non-perishable food and warm clothing to the 10 drop-off locations around Portland, ...   More
 
Monday, January 3, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

While Weather Freezes the Oregon Food Bank, Sunshine Pantry Stays Open


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I wrote a small piece last week about a homeless shelter's inability to function because of bad weather, just as those it serves needed help most. Now I'm sad to write there is another organization to include on the list of "groups helping the needy but who couldn't make it in when people need them most." The Oregon Food Bank didn't open today due to “inclement weather,” according ...   More
 
Monday, December 22, 2008 Dan Green

Kickball, Hunger and a World Record?


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Watch history in the making Saturday, June 20 as a group of Portland kickballers tries to break the world record for the longest kickball game. In addition to playing kickball at Overlook Park (N. Fremont Street and Interstate Avenue) for 30 hours, the founders of the non-profit Kicking Hunger intend to raise money for the Oregon Food Bank and celebrate the game with a festival in the park. Visitors ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Katie Litvin

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