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Feed the Hungry fosters community by cooking and serving a healthy home-style meal every Sunday for those who are hungry, unhoused or simply looking for companionship in a safe, comfortable environment.

Feed the Hungry was conceived in 1991, when there were no local programs providing regular meals to community members in need on Sundays. As a nondenominational organization, the nonprofit brings together volunteers from diverse civic groups, churches and schools to cook and enjoy a hearty sit-down meal while finding community connection. Located at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Feed the Hungry serves 80 guests a week, on average.

“Feed the Hungry does not just provide food — they provide dignity, community and a respite for people in need.”

– Marc Baker, president, Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker

Over fifteen years ago, Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker Insurance discovered FTH through one of their employees, Susan Anderson, who has been a board member of the nonprofit for many years. Impressed by the dedication and compassion of the FTH team, EPB&B decided to lend their support. “We were immediately blown away by the huge impact a small, grassroots organization could make,” explained Marc Baker, the president of EPB&B. “FTH does not just provide food — they provide dignity, community and a respite for people in need.”

 

Stirring up support

FTH gratefully receives support for food through the Oregon Food Bank and relies on donations to cover additional operating costs. When COVID-19 hit in 2020, FTH had to cancel their biggest fundraiser, leaving their budget in a tight spot. EPB&B stepped in and made FTH one of their nonprofit recipients for the agency’s Industry Holiday Open House.

Together with their customers and community partners, they raised over $11,000 for FTH, covering the cost of food and packaging needed to serve hot, home-cooked meals to-go during the height of the pandemic. “EPB&B has been an incredible partner to Feed the Hungry,” said Connie Ross, scheduler and board member at FTH. “Their generosity has allowed us to continue to serve the unhoused and those experiencing food insecurity.”

“Their generosity has allowed us to continue to serve the unhoused and those experiencing food insecurity.”

– Connie Ross, scheduler and board member, Feed the Hungry

 EPB&B remains dedicated to supporting FTH throughout the year. Through regular donations averaging $5,000 annually, they ensure FTH has the necessary resources to continue to serve the hungry, many of whom are regulars every Sunday. Additionally, the majority of EPB&B’s employees volunteer with FTH and other nonprofits, demonstrating their commitment to making a positive impact in the community.

 

Feeding a healthy future

A Make More Happen Award would make a significant difference for Feed the Hungry, providing for nearly six months of operating expenses. It would cover the cost of cooking and serving supplies, holiday gifts of warm socks, mittens, hats and fleece-lined hoodies for the winter months, and even the salary of its sole employee, who coordinates dozens volunteer groups to help prepare meals and distribute gifts.

Help EPB&B win $10,000 for Feed the Hungry by clicking the vote button. Get them an extra vote by cheering them on in the comments below by March 31, 2024.

Feed the Hungry is an equal opportunity provider.

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Sandy
29 days ago

FTH great food and people

Lorraine
1 month ago

So glad to help out!

Kate Zimmer
1 month ago

Serving a delicious free meal with love every Sunday.

Sally
1 month ago

Another vote for Feed the Hungry!

Anne
1 month ago

Feed the Hungry is a great proram!

Jamie berry
1 month ago

Thank you Marc and Sherri for this amazing opportunity. An additional $5000 will be such a blessing to our program!

Sally
1 month ago

Love Feed the Hungry!

Connie
1 month ago

Thank You to all the support from Liberty Mutual, Safco Insurance, State Auto and especially
Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker for helping Feed The Hungry
Make More Happen!

Robert Damiano
1 month ago

Very caring organization

Anne
1 month ago

Awesome program!

Drew Lindsell
1 month ago

Feed the Hungry is awesome.

Chelsea Ramey
1 month ago

Keep up the great work!

Robert Damiano
1 month ago

The hungry and the people assisting them need our help

Anne Tileston
1 month ago

Because everyone deserves a hot meal 🙂

Jill Perucca
1 month ago

We made it to 500 votes, let’s keep it going !!!

Jill DeSantis
1 month ago

Great support to the community!

Betty
1 month ago

Feed the Hungry provides a home cooked meal for people with no prerequisites. If you are hungry you are welcome at the table. You will be offered respect and a wonderful meal.

Maryanne
1 month ago

The volunteers are the very best

Jill DeSantis
1 month ago

This is a steady reliable program.

Jason
1 month ago

Great job everyone!

JJRoss
1 month ago

I like to serve the people

john hansen
1 month ago

This program has given me the opportunity to give back to the community and help those in need.

Barbara Buehrer
1 month ago

This is such an authentic and lovely ministry to those in need of comfort and community!

Mike
1 month ago

This feeding program has been providing warm meals to the community for 32 years. I have been a cook, dishwasher, and board member for 30 years and find that it has been a blessing for our guests and volunteers.

Connie
1 month ago

Thank you to EVERYONE for your support! Volunteers are the ones that makes sure FTH serves a hot meal every Sunday, they are the heart of this program. You Make More Happen.

Zee
1 month ago

From the beginning for over thirty years healthy meals have been served every Sunday.

April Preston
1 month ago

Let’s do this!

Val
1 month ago

This group is overwhelmingly supported!

Francine Titherington
1 month ago

The dedication and commitment that it takes to keep this kind of service ongoing from year to year, and at a a high level of quality,
is really impressive.

Last edited 1 month ago by Francine Titherington
Mayanne
1 month ago

A wonderful group

Sherri S
1 month ago

Well over half way !

Maryanne Krumm
1 month ago

Even during the pandemic they were there serving ever Sunday.

Maryanne Hope Krumm
1 month ago

Over 30 years of serving. A wonderful group.

Maureen Moore
1 month ago

I have been volunteering for a number of years and this is a worthy cause and is run by very committed people.

Mary
1 month ago

This organization is great!

LeeAnn
1 month ago

Thanks for helping the community

Olivia
1 month ago

❤️❤️❤️

Susan Anderson
1 month ago

It’s great to see all the votes and positive comments!!

Sally
1 month ago

Love Feed the Hungry ❤

Connie
1 month ago

The support showing through theses votes and messages are overwhelming! Thank you EEP&B for making more happen!

Barbara Buehrer
1 month ago

Thank you for your generosity, EPBB!

Zee
1 month ago

Zee

Nancie
1 month ago

FTH helps in many ways!

Janet
1 month ago

Good luck!

Lucy Brewster
1 month ago

Love feed the hungry!

Carmen Jacobson
1 month ago

Great Cause

Sara C
1 month ago

I am impressed with the efficiency, care and dedication this organization has. The truly care for the community and you can see the impact it has.

Teresa Lindsell
1 month ago

great organization

Teresa Lindsell
1 month ago

Feed the Hungry treats everyone with dignity and respect.

Teresa Lindsell
1 month ago

Feed the Hungry is a wonderful service to the community, offering a place to be served a meal.

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