PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 

A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - OR: Philanthropy

PORTLAND, Ore. - Volunteers at Oregon Food Bank Network (OFB) headquarters in Portland are busy on Wednesday, getting the first of three huge truckloads of fresh produce ready for needy Oregonians. It was purchased with the first grant OFB has ever received that is meant specifically to improve the

PORTLAND, Ore. - When the kids pile back into their classrooms after the holiday break, their teachers could be the first to notice who's going without such basics as winter clothing or dental care - and also the first to help meet those needs. The Oregon Education Foundation grants amounts of up to

RICHLAND, Ore. - About ten years ago, the Oregon Legislature created a program to help people help themselves, financially. Yesterday, we mentioned new research about the effectiveness of the Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative, the nonprofit program that has helped more than 1,600 Oreg

PORTLAND, Ore. - In this season of charitable giving, consider a gift of financial fitness for a fellow Oregonian. It may not be easy to wrap, but it's tax deductible. The Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative (IDA) is funded by donations, and a new study of the program confirms its effec

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Fans of the University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers don't generally agree on things – except this month. In December, their rivalry is being put to charitable use, to benefit the Oregon Food Bank network. People can make small cash donations and root for their tea

PORTLAND, Ore. - Nonprofit groups can have a tough time raising money in any economy, but a new report says they are worth every penny of the donation dollars they receive from charitable foundations for the causes they support. The study of 20 nonprofit groups in the Northwest included seven in Ore

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Food Bank Network (OFB) surveys food recipients to learn more about the circumstances that prompt them to seek emergency food assistance. The latest survey, released on Tuesday, shows the need is still high, although in some counties it appears to be leveling off. Almost

PORTLAND, Ore. - September is Hunger Action Month, a national observance created last year when food banks and charities experienced record levels of need. That hasn't changed, and the Oregon Food Bank has come up with a list of 30 different ways people around the state can pledge to fight hunger.

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