Thank you for joining us at the Food for Thought Festival, a community-wide celebration presented by Jewish Federation to benefit the Oregon Food Bank! The energy throughout the four days, the spirit of community, the conversations, the laughter, and the kindness were truly inspiring to us all.
Starting last Thursday and ending Sunday night, the Food for Thought Festival, a community-wide celebration presented by Jewish Federation to benefit the Oregon Food Bank, hosted 30 different events and programs throughout the Greater Portland area with over 2,500 participants.
This Festival was just one more step in the evolution of our Jewish community and the Jewish Federation. The four days included something for everyone. Most importantly, together with the event's generous sponsors, you rose up as a community to tackle the critical problem of hunger.
We estimate that nearly 13,000 lbs. (6 tons) of food was raised over the past 4 days - that's 9,525 meals! Missed Out? Check out all the great coverage here:
- Photo slideshow of all the fun!
- Video of Dr. Stephen Trachtenberg, President Emeritus of George
Washington University, keynote address at Limmud PDX
- In the Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Secret history of Jewish Portland revealed
By Gil Shefler · April 25, 2013