doesn’t take a summer vacation.


Milk and dairy foods

are the #1 nutrient-rich foods requested by food box recipients.


Northwest dairy farmers

are committed to fighting hunger in June and all year long.

Donate in Your Community

For every $10 donated, your local food bank can distribute enough food to provide 35 meals.

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Northwest Farmers are Committed to Reducing Hunger

In 2014, food banks in Washington and Oregon received the equivalent of more than 85,000 pounds of food from the 2nd Annual Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive –  nearly 50 percent more than the 58,000 pounds donated in 2013.  Cash donations will help get more nutrient-rich foods, like milk, cheese and yogurt to hungry families.

The campaign, a joint effort between the states’ Dairy Products Commissions, Departments of Agriculture, food banks and Fred Meyer, ran throughout June Dairy Month to raise awareness of the increased need for food and donations during the summer, when children have less access to school breakfast and lunch programs.

We hope the partnership of business, charitable organizations and agriculture will grow and strengthen so that, together, we can make sure no one in the Northwest goes to bed hungry.

More information about the campaign

2nd Annual NW Farmers Fighting Hunger Campaign Results
Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger Fact Sheet
Summer Meals in Oregon
Summer Meals in Washington


Participating Organizations

Food LifeLine

2nd Harvest

Oregon Food Bank

Any questions or comments? Please contact Dairy Farmers of Oregon.