Help us Give Back

The NAOBF is A benefit for The Oregon Food Bank, and the Overlook Neighborhood Association.

 The Overlook Neighborhood Association is one of Portland’s 95 recognized Neighborhood Associations and serves as a liaison between residents of the neighborhood and the city government. We are so grateful to the Overlook neighborhood for allowing us to host our event in their park every year. We are happy to give back and support it! In that same vein, please be considerate of the neighborhood when parking for the event – these people live here! Learn more at

Oregon Food Bank works to eliminate hunger and its root causes … because no one should be hungry. Oregon Food Bank directly operates the four regional food banks serving the Portland metro area, Tillamook and southeast Oregon. Those four centers distribute food weekly to 348 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs helping low-income individuals in Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, Washington, Tillamook, Malheur and Harney counties.

The North American Organic Brewers Festival will be collecting canned food at the gate for this worthy organization. Bring three cans of food and get a $1 discount on your reusable, and compostable, cornstarch tasting cup.

Most wanted foods

Oregon Food Bank needs these nutritious foods:

  • canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
  • canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
  • peanut butter
  • canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
  • pasta, rice, cereal
  • canned fruits
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed).

Oregon Food Bank can’t use:

To ensure food safety, we cannot use:

  • rusty or unlabeled cans
  • perishable items
  • homemade items
  • noncommercial canned or packaged items
  • alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
  • open or used items

PLEASE NOTE: If you donate glass products, please box or bag them separately and label the box or bag “GLASS” on all sides.