Fill a Fridge by Recycling Yours
Donate your incentive and provide up to 120 meals through Oregon Food Bank
Getting rid of an old fridge or freezer saves energy and can lower your bills by up to $150 a year. On top of those energy savings, from now through the end of the year, you can make an even bigger impact by donating your incentive to Oregon Food Bank.
120 meals from a single fridge
When you choose to recycle your old fridge or freezer, Energy Trust offers free pickup plus a $20 or $40 incentive based on the age of the unit. Now you have the opportunity to donate that incentive directly to Oregon Food Bank. How far can that go? It allows the food bank to acquire and distribute up to 120 meals to communities throughout Oregon. That’s something we can all feel good about.
A single click or call away
Energy Trust makes it easy to part ways with your old fridge or freezer. Schedule your free pickup online or give us a call at 1.866.444.8907. To donate your incentive to Oregon Food Bank, let us know when you call to schedule your pick up or simply check the box if you’re scheduling online.
Schedule a Fridge Pickup
*When you opt to donate your recycling incentive, you agree to the terms and conditions.
September is Hunger Action Month, a national movement that encourages people to help end hunger in their communities through actions both small and large. One of those actions can be recycling an older fridge and donating the Energy Trust cash incentive to Oregon Food Bank.
If you have donated your fridge recycling incentive to the Oregon Food Bank, or plan to, please download the “I am Ending Hunger” badge and share it on your Facebook or Twitter page to help spread the word.
About your donation
Q: Is Energy Trust donating to Oregon Food Bank or am I? How does that work?
A: You are making the donation. Energy Trust has set up a process to give you the option to donate your $20 or $40 recycling incentive. If you choose to do so, we will send the incentive to Oregon Food Bank as a donation in your name. Oregon Food Bank will then send you a tax receipt for your donation.
Q. What will my donation do to help?
A. Donating your recycling incentive goes a long way. Oregon Food Bank can buy items at wholesale prices, which gives your donated dollars greater purchasing power. Some food items may include soups, canned chili, peanut butter, vegetables or canned fruits. Oregon Food Bank also purchases bulk items such as oats, rice, lentils and produce. Oregon Food Bank looks for items with the highest possible nutritional content when funding allows.
Q. How else can I help?
A. Oregon Food Bank greatly appreciates your donation. If you want to get more involved, visit www.oregonfoodbank.org to learn more about donations and volunteering.
About Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank’s mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes because no one should be hungry. The nonprofit organization brings communities together to provide food, education and hope to neighbors in need. The need for emergency food boxes provided by the Oregon Food Bank has increased 41 percent since the recession began in 2008 — more than 1 million emergency food boxes were distributed last year alone.
Who is hungry in Oregon and Clark County, Washington?