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Blues Fest and Oregon Food Bank Community Mourns Loss of Lucinda Tate

Portland, Oregon (January 20, 2015) – Oregon Food Bank is mourning the loss of board member and social justice advocate Lucinda Tate who passed away on Saturday, January 17. Lucinda served on the OFB board since 2010 and was a tireless advocate for those who are hungry and underserved. Board Chair Josh Hinerfeld described Lucinda as a board member who “focused on why Oregon Food Bank exists and the importance of making sure that the organization never lost sight of its mission of eliminating hunger and its root causes.” Lucinda was also a blues fan and a supporter and volunteer each year at the Waterfront Blues Festival, Oregon Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser. 

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Waterfront Blues Festival Celebrates Another Spectacular Year

Portland, Oregon (July 8, 2014) -- The best lineup in 27 years, fantastic weather, dedicated sponsors, thousands of enthusiastic volunteers, and generous blues fans came together to make the 2014 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival a spectacular success.

The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised $1,114,004 through donations at the gate as well as purchases of special passes and Delta Music Experience blues cruise tickets. Approximately 100,000 people attended over the four days of this year’s event.

“We can’t thank our attendees enough for their generous support; without them we could not have reached our goal,” said Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank. “The donations we received will provide three million meals for families and individuals struggling with hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.”

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