One hungry child will always be one too many.

OGT sets out to make sure every child in Foster Care and less privileged homes in the Pacific Northwest has the nutrition needed to thrive at home and school.


Every 3.6 seconds a child dies on hunger. Here in Oregon we have 223,480 hungry elementary school aged kids in our backyard.

These kids go to bed hungry and not knowing where their next meal will come from. Even when a meal is provided, it is often processed and unhealthy.

Research shows that most children who lack proper nutrition are more likely to get sick. Hunger pains are debilitating and take a toll on mental and physical development, causing them to be less successful in life. This happens far too often in Oregon. We will change that starting here in Portland.

We provide freshly prepared meals made from the best ingredients. OGT will work until every child receives the nourishment they deserve—one community at a time.

How We Work

The mission of Our Giving Table is to provide wholesome, non-processed food to underprivileged and foster kids in our backyard.

  • We partner with a wide network of wholesalers and suppliers—even local farms—to ensure that our meals are made from nutritious ingredients. This includes fresh fruits, vegetables, unprocessed meats and whole grains which are vital for proper nutrition.
  • Volunteers will then prepare meals under the supervision of our experienced culinary team, made up of nutritionists and chefs with many years of food service experience.
  • Meals will be delivered to DHS offices and high-priority elementary schools here in our backyards.

Who Will Benefit

OGT works closely with school administrators and DHS officials to determine needs, ensuring weekend meals and assistance during the summer to elementary school aged children.

Though our eventual goal is to eliminate hunger for all children, we will start by distributing at least 500 meals per month to the highest priority elementary schools and DHS offices.

How You Can Help

You can donate funds, food, or even your own time to Our Giving Table. Be part of the solution why a child doesn’t go to bed hungry.

OGT can also cater benefit dinners. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting.

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There is no such thing as too little help.

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Heart shaped bowls with different foods

We are happy to accept your donations of food or supplies.

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Children eating lunch

Please get in touch to see how else you can contribute.

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Donate Supplies

Please see the list below of supplies that are always in high demand:

  • Zip Lock Bags (any size)
  • Small and Large Paper Bags
  • Medium and Large Labels
  • Foil
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Plastic Containers with Lids: 4oz, 6oz, 8oz, 12oz, 16oz.

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