CORD USA Relief Programs

A lot has happened and changed in the world over the past months since #COVID19 #pandemic erupted. #CoronaVirus shows how vulnerable we remain.  This #pandemic has had far-reaching consequences beyond the spread of the disease itself and efforts to quarantine it.   As the health and human toll grows, the economic damage is already evident and represents the largest economic shock the world has experienced in decades.

 

Stunning, staggering, mind-numbing, call it what you will, the COVID-19 pandemic’s crushing impact on the job market is inescapable.

 

Over 30 million Americans have now filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Labor Department.  #ChinmayaMission centers around USA, joining hands with #CORDUSA, have raised awareness and funds and so far we have raised close to 200,000 for helping those who are affected by the pandemic.

 

Here you can to check the impact our giving is having on the broader community at any given time. Please reach out to see if I missed anything and I certainly will add. Please click on the link or image to read more.

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3 weeks ago

CORD USA

#CMP-COVID19 Relief
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#cordusa

Homeless shelter cooking and serving continues. This time it was our Balavihar students' turn to do the service!
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4 weeks ago

CORD USA

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#BoundToEachOther
#August2020

www.facebook.com/CORDUSA/photos/a.10157669873154077/10157669875019077/

On the auspicious day of Onam, Chinmaya Mission Portland & Sewa Portland delivered grocery kits and masks to 36 families. We thank IRCO for coordinating and connecting us with the families.
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1 month ago

CORD USA

#CMA-COVID19Relief
#boundtoeachother
#August2020

Chinmaya Mission Austin worked together with #cordusa to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts to benefit Refugee Services of Texas - Austin, Central Texas Food Bank and Hindu Charities for America.

We also $2700 by selling and distributing masks made by the Refugee Families from Refugee Services of Texas.

Another project carried out was online free tutoring for school-aged kids for the entire summer which continues today.

We collected and donated 450+ pounds of food to the Central Texas Food Bank.

A few projects included creating face shields with a 3D printer and distributing them in the community and creating a website for mental health counseling for kids.

Thank you to all who donated generously and helped the Chinmaya Mission Austin family create an impact in our community.
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1 month ago

CORD USA

#BoundToEachOther
#CORDUSA
#August2020
Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh has worked over the past few months to do our part in relieving some of the financial, emotional, and physical hardships that many Pittsburghers are currently facing. With help from a local corporation, 84 Lumber Company, we donated a total of $25K to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which provided a week’s worth of food for 500 families. CM Pittsburgh volunteers also helped give out food boxes in a Food Bank drive through. Additionally, we partnered with Seva4Community to make and distribute over 400 masks to Pittsburgh citizens. We also created a volunteer matchup program for families who needed help with tutoring, babysitting, groceries, and much more. CM Pittsburgh Balavihar children wrote letters to nursing home residents who are especially vulnerable and lonely during this time while older students offered online SAT training to kids in the community.
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2 months ago

CORD USA

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#BoundToEachOther
#CORDUSA

What a beautiful thank you letter for Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization! We really appreciate the wonderful work they do in Portland.

July 30, 2020
Cord USA Inc
Attn: Subha Subha Varma Pathial

4545 Warwick Circle Dr Grand Blanc, MI 48439-8031

Dear Subha and Cord USA,

Thank you so much for your generous donation of $2,500.00 on June 1, 2020 for the Greater MidEast Center.

We deeply appreciate you supporting our continued efforts to help vulnerable members of our community, at a truly critical time. As a community-based organization, IRCO wouldn’t exist without supporters like you.

With your help, Oregon’s newest residents are building new beginnings. Immigrant and refugee families are thriving. Parents are finding jobs and children are succeeding in school. IRCO’s wraparound services impact children, youth, parents and seniors—helping them navigate the different challenges at every stage of life for newcomers to the U.S.
Thank you for joining us in welcoming and empowering immigrants and refugees as they become part of the fabric of our community.

Sincerely,
Lee Po Cha, MBA Executive Director

#August2020
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#BoundToEachOther
#CORDUSA

What a beautiful thank you letter for Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization!  We really appreciate the wonderful work they do in Portland.

July 30, 2020
Cord USA Inc
Attn: Subha Subha Varma Pathial

4545 Warwick Circle Dr Grand Blanc, MI 48439-8031

Dear Subha and Cord USA,

Thank you so much for your generous donation of $2,500.00 on June 1, 2020 for the Greater MidEast Center.

We deeply appreciate you supporting our continued efforts to help vulnerable members of our community, at a truly critical time. As a community-based organization, IRCO wouldn’t exist without supporters like you.

With your help, Oregon’s newest residents are building new beginnings. Immigrant and refugee families are thriving. Parents are finding jobs and children are succeeding in school. IRCO’s wraparound services impact children, youth, parents and seniors—helping them navigate the different challenges at every stage of life for newcomers to the U.S.
Thank you for joining us in welcoming and empowering immigrants and refugees as they become part of the fabric of our community.

Sincerely,
Lee Po Cha, MBA Executive Director

#August2020

2 months ago

CORD USA

CMRDU-COVID19Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#August2020

Chinmaya Mission Raleigh Durham working together with #CORDUSA raised over $7500 for COVID-19 relief efforts. The funds were distributed to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and we are happy that our efforts helped provide food and hope to families, children, and seniors right here in our community during their greatest time of need.

We were also able to help a local small business Raleigh Screen Print, which lost a lot of business due to cancellation of events due to Covid.
Thank you to all who donated generously and continue to support us in helping the community.
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#August2020

Chinmaya Mission Raleigh Durham  working together with #CORDUSA raised over $7500 for COVID-19 relief efforts. The funds were distributed to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and we are happy that our efforts helped provide food and hope to families, children, and seniors right here in our community during their greatest time of need.

We were also able to help a local small business Raleigh Screen Print, which lost a lot of business due to cancellation of events due to Covid.
Thank you to all who donated generously and continue to support us in helping the community.Image attachment

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Wow, what a generous gift, thanks for being a Hunger Hero! Over 4 months (March, April, May, June) the Food Bank had to spend $2.3 million to buy food in order to keep food going out to the community. That is more than twice our typical annual food purchase budget! Thanks to your support, we can continue working to meet the increased need from COVID-19 foodbankcenc.org/covid19

2 months ago

CORD USA

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SCU Food Insecurity Program <https://www.scu.edu/osl/food-insecurity-program/> runs a pantry from donations received. Donations that we receive make the difference of how much food we can offer in our pantry. With $500, we can offer more consistent staple food items such as peanut butter, rice, canned beans, etc. With $5,000 we can increase what types of items we can offer to include needed but not life-necessity items such as paper towels, laundry pods, lotion, floss, a wider variety of canned items, spices, and cultural preferences such as lentils, tahini, etc.

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SCU Food Insecurity Program  runs a pantry from donations received. Donations that we receive make the difference of how much food we can offer in our pantry. With $500, we can offer more consistent staple food items such as peanut butter, rice, canned beans, etc. With $5,000 we can increase what types of items we can offer to include needed but not life-necessity items such as paper towels, laundry pods, lotion, floss, a wider variety of canned items, spices, and cultural preferences such as lentils, tahini, etc.

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2 months ago

CORD USA

CMSJ-COVID19Relief

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA

We received this beautiful thank you note from Life Services Alternatives. Life Services Alternatives believes all people with developmental disabilities have the right to live life to its fullest in our community. We are very happy to help them with their PPE & Sanitizing product needs during #COVID19 #pandemic.

#July2020
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We received this beautiful thank you note from Life Services Alternatives.  Life Services Alternatives believes all people with developmental disabilities have the right to live life to its fullest in our community. We are very happy to help them with their PPE & Sanitizing product needs during #COVID19 #pandemic.

#July2020

2 months ago

CORD USA

CMSJ-COVID19Relief

#boundtoeachother #cordusa
#July2020

We received the following testimonial from the San Jose State University Tower foundation. The Tower Foundation was established to encourage connections between alumni, donors and the community, they currently run a local food pantry for those affected by COVID19 economic backlash.
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#July2020

We received the following testimonial from the San Jose State University Tower foundation.  The Tower Foundation was established to encourage connections between alumni, donors and the community, they currently run a local food pantry for those affected by COVID19 economic backlash.

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2 months ago

CORD USA

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#CORDUDA #BoundToEachOther
#July2020

Just like all over the world and in the United States, Michigan has lost thousands of jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic. People are having a hard time putting food on the table for their families & also are having difficulty getting the basic essential needs. Genesee county (MI) has been facing an overwhelming need for food, clothes, and other daily essentials with many, many people in need of shelter due to homelessness. Due to this overwhelming local need, Chinmaya Mission Flint organized a fundraiser for Covid-19 relief and made a charitable contribution to the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund, which is a part of Community Foundation of Greater Flint
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#July2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland #CORDUSA delivering dinner for 40 at the Walnut shelter Transition Projects, Inc.

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2 months ago

CORD USA

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#July2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, teaming up with Sewa International Portland on their #COVID19Relief efforts. Here CMP's treasurer Rajeev Singh is offering their grant to Lokesh Muddagowda of Sewa International USA of Portland.

We will continue supporting Sewa's efforts in providing necessary care packs and groceries to those affected by COVID-19 economic backlash.

Sewa International USA provides information & resources in helping those affected by COVID-19 #pandemic (assistance in medical advice, grocery/meals).
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#July2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, teaming up with Sewa International Portland on their #COVID19Relief efforts. Here CMPs treasurer Rajeev Singh is offering their grant to Lokesh Muddagowda of Sewa International USA of Portland.  

We will continue supporting Sewas efforts in providing necessary care packs and groceries to those affected by COVID-19 economic backlash.

Sewa International USA provides information & resources in helping those affected by COVID-19 #pandemic (assistance in medical advice, grocery/meals).Image attachment

2 months ago

CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#July2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland teamed up with #cordusa through their #boundtoeachother campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! While we continue to disburse the funds locally for the most needed organizations, we are very happy to know that our efforts brought as many as 7500 meals for many families in our community through Oregon Food Bank.
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#July2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland teamed up with #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! While we continue to disburse the funds locally for the most needed organizations, we are very happy to know that our efforts brought as many as 7500 meals for many families in our community through Oregon Food Bank.

3 months ago

CORD USA

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#July2020

Join Chinmaya Mission Orlando for Summer Camp 2020 Last day Celebrations and CORD Fundraiser event on July 3rd at 6 PM! #boundtoeachother #cordusa
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Join Chinmaya Mission Orlando for Summer Camp 2020 Last day Celebrations and CORD Fundraiser event on July 3rd at 6 PM! #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA

3 months ago

CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#June2020

Beautiful *Thank You Note from Transition Projects, Inc.! We have been working with them for a few years, and very appreciative about their Homeless Shelter work and sustainability work such as *Rent Well, and *Back to housing programs.

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA #PDX #HomelessShelter

From TProjects - "A huge #SundayShoutout to the Chinmaya Mission Portland! As one of our most prolific meal providers, they provide hundreds of meals monthly to our shelters. Check out the amazing feast our participants enjoyed recently! 🥘 By partnering with CORD USA, they were also able to secure a $5,000 grant to help us to provide even more support during the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you so much for your unwavering support to your community!"
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We appreciate you! Thank you so much for all you do!

3 months ago

CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#June2020
We received a beautiful handwritten thank you letter from Jenni, Oregon Food Bank thanking CORD USA and Chinmaya Mission Portland. Yes Jenni, we also miss our quarterly volunteering at OFB. We hope everything will resume soon and we will meet you again there!
Thank you Sanjay Bedre & Nivedita Sanjay for dropping off our grant.
#BoundToEachOther #COVID19Relief #Oregon #CORDUSA
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#June2020
We received a beautiful handwritten thank you letter from Jenni, Oregon Food Bank thanking CORD USA and Chinmaya Mission Portland.  Yes Jenni, we also miss our quarterly volunteering at OFB.  We hope everything will resume soon and we will meet you again there!
Thank you Sanjay Bedre & Nivedita Sanjay for dropping off our grant.
#BoundToEachOther #COVID19Relief #Oregon #CORDUSA

3 months ago

CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#june2020
COVID-19 outbreak is especially trying for those with no home to retreat to, so we cookat homes and continue to deliver food twice a month. Here Chinmaya Mission Portland is delivering Vada Pav (Indian Burger) and chillies at Walnut Center, Transition Projects, Inc. #cordusa #boundtoeachother #pdx #homelessshelter
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#June2020
COVID-19 outbreak is especially trying for those with no home to retreat to, so we cookat homes and continue to deliver food twice a month. Here Chinmaya Mission Portland is delivering Vada Pav (Indian Burger) and chillies at Walnut Center, Transition Projects, Inc. #CORDUSA #BoundToEachOther #PDX #HomelessShelter

3 months ago

CORD USA

CMSJ-COVID19Relief
#June2020

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
In these difficult times and with shelter in place order it has limited many senior citizen’s ability to visit grocery shops or do other chores outside of their homes in a safe manner. A group of volunteers supported by the Indian Community Center's NARAYAN Seva are delivering lunch and dinner to seniors at their home. Narayan Seva started on 29-March-2020 serving 134 seniors citizens. To date, over 2500 meals have been served in Cupertino, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Campbell, San Jose, Milpitas, Fremont.

Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) in partnership with CORD USA raised funds and delivered $5000 of initial grant to them.

Rupal Dandia's thank you note says - 'we wanted to let you know that we received your very generous donation. We are deeply grateful to you for helping us out so that we can continue to serve the seniors and carry out the mission of ICC. During this challenging time, the Chinmaya Mission has not only helped us financially but also given a big boost to our morale. We absolutely can’t thank you all enough.'
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Thank you CORD USA for enabling this community support. +Balaji Venkatraman 😇

3 months ago

CORD USA

CMSJ-COVID19Relief
#june2020

Community Seva is working tirelessly to help address some of the biggest challenges the homeless population are facing during this pandemic. Their Community kitchen serves around 1200 meals a weekend.

Our partners from Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) offered their grant for COVID-19 Relief to Community Seva on May 1st 2020 #boundtoeachother #cordusa
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3 months ago

CORD USA

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Homefirst -Boccardo Reception Center. Homeless Shelter serves more than 5,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at seven locations including our Boccardo Reception Center, which is Santa Clara county’s largest homeless services center. And their ultimate mission is focused on helping people in need find and keep permanent housing.

Our partners from Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) have volunteered at their facilities ranging from breakfast at the Boccardo center, sleeping bag and winter coat distribution before the pandemic. On May 1, 2020, they offered their grant for COVID-19 Relief to HomeFirst. #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
#June2020
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4 months ago

CORD USA

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#june2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland teaming up with #cordusa through their #boundtoeachother campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! Here, Ganesh Krishnan is delivering much needed grant from us to Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization for their COVID-19 relief efforts. We will continue our efforts in supporting medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of jobs through different local organizations.

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) brings 45+ years of experience engaging some of the most vulnerable job seekers in employment training and placement programs. Many of the IRCO beneficiaries are confused about the recently public charge rule, and avoid additional support to adjust their status. Specific activities IRCO facilitates to address this need include navigation, education/outreach, and basic needs assistance (utility, rent, food) and link these families with low wage earners with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
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#June2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland teaming up with #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! Here, Ganesh Krishnan is delivering much needed grant from us to Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization for their COVID-19 relief efforts. We will continue our efforts in supporting medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of jobs through different local organizations.

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) brings 45+ years of experience engaging some of the most vulnerable job seekers in employment training and placement programs. Many of the IRCO beneficiaries are confused about the recently public charge rule, and avoid additional support to adjust their status. Specific activities IRCO facilitates to address this need include navigation, education/outreach, and basic needs assistance (utility, rent, food) and link these families with low wage earners with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

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4 months ago

CORD USA

CMChicago-COVID19Relief
#june2020

Chinmaya Mission Chicago has been offering COVID-19 Relief in and around the Chicagoland areas. #boundtoeachother #cordusa

1) Food items and gift cards to a homeless shelter and food pantries for approximately $3000
2) Food for frontline staff at hospitals and nursing homes for approximately $1700
3) Hospital supplies to meet the immediate needs of frontline workers for approximately $7500
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4 months ago

CORD USA

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#june2020
Chinmaya Mission Portland teaming up with #cordusa through their #boundtoeachother campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! Here, Sanjay Bedre is delivering much needed grant from us to Oregon Food Bank in Beaverton for their #emergestronger COVID-19 relief efforts. We will continue our efforts in supporting medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of jobs through different local organizations.
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#June2020
Chinmaya Mission Portland teaming up with #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon!  Here, Sanjay Bedre is delivering much needed grant from us to Oregon Food Bank in Beaverton for their #EmergeStronger COVID-19 relief efforts.  We will continue our efforts in supporting medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of jobs through different local organizations.

4 months ago

CORD USA

CMHOU-COVID19Relief
#boundtoeachother
#cordusa
#may2020

Chinmaya Mission Houston has collected and contributed $25,001 to Sewa International USA and $25,001 to Houston Food Bank as part of COVID-19 Relief. Congratulations Chinmaya Mission Houston!
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#May2020

Chinmaya Mission Houston has collected and contributed $25,001 to Sewa International USA and $25,001 to Houston Food Bank as part of COVID-19 Relief.  Congratulations Chinmaya Mission Houston!

4 months ago

CORD USA

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#may2020

Our partners Chinmaya Mission Portland and Transition Projects, Inc. continues to reach out to the homeless community during these #pandemic times. #boundtoeachother #cordusa
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#May2020

Our partners Chinmaya Mission Portland and Transition Projects, Inc. continues to reach out to the homeless community during these #pandemic times. #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSAImage attachment

5 months ago

CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
A thank you note from our parter in Portland.. thank you Chinmaya Mission Portland!

Dear Subha and friends at CORD USA,

I want to say how much we appreciate your partnership with Oregon Food Bank (OFB). Your support has strongly positioned OFB to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to share an update about OFB’s response to this tremendous challenge.

Fueled by our community’s generosity (from more than 11,000 households), we are actively deploying a $4.1MM emergency response effort, and moving huge volumes of food into communities where people are facing hunger and unemployment at profound rates:

Flow of Food - $2,365,000 deployed March 14-April 27

As the need grows, 1,300 of our 1,400 food assistance sites continue to distribute food across Oregon and Clark County, WA. OFB is designing and implementing innovative, safe food distribution models; increasing transportation; purchasing food from local farmers who are economically impacted by coronavirus; and supporting partners to keep our neighbors fed. The 860,000 community members who have historically relied on the OFB Network, including families who rely on school meals, and are now struggling even more.

Flow of Information - $420,000 deployed March 14-April 27

The OFB Food Finder is instrumental in ensuring our clients know where to access food and for rapid dissemination of COVID-19 updates. It is imperative that information about SNAP (food stamps)—the first and best line of defense against hunger—reach our community in a variety of languages.

Flow of Support - $1,115,000 deployed March 14-April 27

Oregon Food Bank is grant-making to all 21 regional food banks throughout the OFB Network. We’re also providing supplies (boxes, gloves, tents, and hand sanitizer) to support new, safe food distribution methods. This support is reaching our food assistance partners in every rural and urban community in our service area and it is put to immediate use for increased staffing, forklift rentals, supplies, and more.

Flow of Change - $230,000 deployed March 14-April 27

By influencing systemic solutions at state and federal levels, we are protecting and strengthening our social safety net in partnership with movement-building organizations (including those in Black and Latinx, immigrant and refugee, indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities). Together we have successfully secured an $8,000,000 allocation from the state Oregon to supplement food supplies for the OFB Network through June, 2020—until federal aid arrives.


If you would like more detail on our allocation of resources, email me or see our blog: www.oregonfoodbank.org/interim-report-on-our-efforts-to-emergestronger-from-covid-19/

The surge in people facing hunger will continue during this pandemic. We’ve started strong, but it will take all of us, united, to keep up. If we stay vigilant, we can keep the food flowing and build resilient communities that never go hungry.

Thank you for your compassion and commitment to our mission. Together, we will #EmergeStronger.

Best wishes,

Jenni Green | Corporate & Foundation Relations Coordinator | OREGON FOOD BANK |
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A thank you note from our parter in Portland.. thank you Chinmaya Mission Portland!

Dear Subha and friends at CORD USA,

I want to say how much we appreciate your partnership with Oregon Food Bank (OFB). Your support has strongly positioned OFB to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to share an update about OFB’s response to this tremendous challenge.

Fueled by our community’s generosity (from more than 11,000 households), we are actively deploying a $4.1MM emergency response effort, and moving huge volumes of food into communities where people are facing hunger and unemployment at profound rates:

Flow of Food - $2,365,000 deployed March 14-April 27

As the need grows, 1,300 of our 1,400 food assistance sites continue to distribute food across Oregon and Clark County, WA. OFB is designing and implementing innovative, safe food distribution models; increasing transportation; purchasing food from local farmers who are economically impacted by coronavirus; and supporting partners to keep our neighbors fed. The 860,000 community members who have historically relied on the OFB Network, including families who rely on school meals, and are now struggling even more.

Flow of Information - $420,000 deployed March 14-April 27

The OFB Food Finder is instrumental in ensuring our clients know where to access food and for rapid dissemination of COVID-19 updates. It is imperative that information about SNAP (food stamps)—the first and best line of defense against hunger—reach our community in a variety of languages.

Flow of Support - $1,115,000 deployed March 14-April 27

Oregon Food Bank is grant-making to all 21 regional food banks throughout the OFB Network. We’re also providing supplies (boxes, gloves, tents, and hand sanitizer) to support new, safe food distribution methods. This support is reaching our food assistance partners in every rural and urban community in our service area and it is put to immediate use for increased staffing, forklift rentals, supplies, and more.

Flow of Change - $230,000 deployed March 14-April 27

By influencing systemic solutions at state and federal levels, we are protecting and strengthening our social safety net in partnership with movement-building organizations (including those in Black and Latinx, immigrant and refugee, indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities). Together we have successfully secured an $8,000,000 allocation from the state Oregon to supplement food supplies for the OFB Network through June, 2020—until federal aid arrives.
 

If you would like more detail on our allocation of resources, email me or see our blog: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/interim-report-on-our-efforts-to-emergestronger-from-covid-19/

The surge in people facing hunger will continue during this pandemic. We’ve started strong, but it will take all of us, united, to keep up. If we stay vigilant, we can keep the food flowing and build resilient communities that never go hungry.

Thank you for your compassion and commitment to our mission. Together, we will #EmergeStronger.

Best wishes,

Jenni Green | Corporate & Foundation Relations Coordinator | OREGON FOOD BANK |

5 months ago

CORD USA

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5 months ago

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COVID-19 outbreak is especially trying for those with no home to retreat to. We continue to deliver food twice a month at the Homeless Shelter. Walnut Center Transition Projects, Inc. graciously accepts our food delivery, cooked by Chinmaya Mission Portland families at home as we can't cook at the center now.

Link to their COVID-19 Relief effort - www.cmportland.com/covid-19-relief/
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COVID-19 outbreak is especially trying for those with no home to retreat to.  We continue to deliver food twice a month at the Homeless Shelter. Walnut Center Transition Projects, Inc. graciously accepts our food delivery,  cooked by Chinmaya Mission Portland families at home as we cant cook at the center now.

Link to their COVID-19 Relief effort - https://www.cmportland.com/covid-19-relief/Image attachment
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