As part of The Partners Group year-end volunteering program, every employee is given a day off to spend time serving for a non-profit of their choice. Some of The Partners Group employees* went to the Oregon Food Bank. The volunteers stayed busy by sorting food into food boxes for distribution. During their time at the food bank, the 20 employees sorted 3,876 pounds of food that led to 3,060 meals that were distributed.
Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 independent regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Along with approximately 970 partner agencies, Oregon Food Bank helps nearly one in five households fend off hunger. They work to address the root causes of hunger by offering nutrition education, strengthening local food systems, collaborating with community groups, and advocating for hunger relief at the local and federal level.
*The Partners Group employees who volunteered at the Oregon Food Bank: Michelle Gallardo, Gary Alton, Cody Herb, Doug VanAllen, Shelley Sharp, Shelley Lindhal, Leah Burkhart, KC Mink, Brad Crawford, Katie Peterson, Angie Britton, Bruce Fraser, Barbara Swanson, Anne O’Keefe, Diane Yoder, Robin Halverson, Aaron Fastenow and Mike Gallager.