to Aug 23

Oregon Food Bank Donations

Each year, millions of Americans turn to food banks and food pantries for emergency food assistance.  On a daily basis, one-in-seven adults and one-in-five children face food insecurity in our Nation.  During the summer months – when demand increases and donations traditionally decline – our support of our neighbors and communities in need is even more important.  To help meet this critical need, I am pleased to announce the Department of Energy’s (DOE) participation in the 2019 Feds Feed Families (FFF) Food Drive, which will run through August 9th.

Through the amazing generosity of Federal employees like you, the Feds Feed Families program has collected nearly 80 million pounds of food since the campaign began in 2009.  Last year alone, more than 10 million pounds were donated and provided to food banks and pantries, across America.  This year, DOE’s goal is to collect 70,000 pounds of perishable and non-perishable items, to help individuals and families in need.

Feds Feed Families is a voluntary effort undertaken by Federal agencies and employees throughout the country to collect and donate food for those in need through:

•           Donations of non-perishable food items into a designated FFF collection box in the workplace

•           Donations of surplus fresh food from your gardens directly to a participating local food pantry

•           Gleaning, or clearing fields and warehouses of unused produce, at FFF gleaning events (perishable goods) on employee’s personal time

 The most up-to-date information on Feds Feeds Families can be found on the National Feds Feeds Families website, which is maintained by the USDA:  https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/initiatives/feds-feed-families

 The Office of Environmental Management (EM) will be leading the Department’s efforts, and EM’s Melody Bell will serve as the Department’s Chair of the 2019 FFF campaign and coordinate DOE’s national program.  The true leaders of this effort are our volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer or nominate an employee in your office to serve as your organization’s champion for this year’s campaign, please email DOE FFF Chair, Melody Bell at Melody.Bell@em.doe.gov and the DOE Feeds Family Inbox at DOEFeedsFamilies1@Hq.Doe.Gov .

 Thank you for the work you do to help our local communities.  We look forward to another exciting and successful DOE Feds Feed Families campaign to fight hunger!  As this year’s FFF motto says, “Do Right and Feed Everyone.”

 Secretary Rick Perry

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The Oregon Trail Adventure - Employee BBQ Luncheon

The Oregon Trail Adventure

Sponsored by the Associates

Employee BBQ Luncheon

August 15, 2019 – Woodie Guthrie Circle - 11am to 1pm

Choose one of two meal options:

Option 1) – BBQ Chicken and Ribs - $10.00
Option 2) – BBQ Vegetarian - $8.00
Both options include: Asian Kale Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Grilled Veggies
                Soda or Bottled Water and dessert!

PLEASE NOTE:   Pre-sale tickets online before June 28th

Your receipt is your ticket. Please print and present your receipt at the luncheon.

If you need additional information, feel free to email: Associates@bpa.gov or
contact : Tiffany Newton (360) 418-2859, Marcella Renner (503) 230-5136 or Kim Butler (503) 230-3841

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to Apr 29

Scholarships Available, Apply before April 29, 2019


Applications must be postmarked by April 29, 2019

or hand delivered to one of the

Scholarship Committee members by May 2, 2019

See application for details:


Sponsored by: The Associates and Associates Foundation

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Craft Fair - New Dates
to Dec 7

Craft Fair - New Dates

  • Bonneville Power Administration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


The Associates Craft Fair

Portland, Oregon

  • Thursday, December 6 2018

  • Friday, December 7, 2018 10am-2:30pm

Application Due Date:

  • Current Vendors: Sept 21, 2018 (If you wish to be considered for previous location)

  • New Vendors: Oct 5, 2018

About the Associate Craft Fair

The Associates Craft Fair has been providing locally made crafts since 1991. 

This event has become a tradition enjoyed by both artisans, federal employees, and the community.

The Northwest Federal Employee Association, also know as ‘The Associates’, The Associates is a charitable organization that provides outreach to its local community to donate cash, medical equipment, collects food for those in need, awards scholarships, and give holiday gifts foster children.

Booth Space

  • The Associates will provide 1 table and 2 chairs

  • Size of the table 30" x 60"- Each vendor can have 1 table to sell their product

  • Two tables @ 30" x 60" will be provided IF space is available

  • The table space size and location will be provided to you about month prior to the event.

  • Vendor booth space is limited to 48” x 72” (table and space directly behind table) for one table or 48” x 148” for two tables

  • Vendors are limited to this space for their display, storage, seating, etc.

  • Please do not rearrange tables or move outside of the space as tables are set-up in accordance with facilities, safety, and ADA requirements

  • Please plan accordingly to use the table space that is provided for you.


  • 1 table 30" x 60" in Room 122 is 10% of sales

  • 1 table 30" x 60" in Hallway is 15% of sales


  • The Associates will NO longer be providing WiFi to vendors.

  • Vendors are expected to provide their own WiFi or data plan for their credit card sales.

Load In and Out times

  • All merchandise will need to be delivered to Bonneville Power Administration on the Tuesday prior to the event.

  • Bonneville Power is a Federal Secure building and all merchandise will need to be inspected.

  • Exact load-in location and time will be provided to you about a month in advance of the event.


905 Northeast 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

  • Please see below to select a time

  • NO Product shall arrive the day of the events

  • Bring everything that you will need/want to sell on Tuesday during your scheduled load-in time.

Register for the Craft Fair

Name *
U.S Citizen *
Employee of BPA
Previous Vendor of Associate Craft Fair: *
Unload/Set-up Time on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
All merchandise will need to be delivered to Bonneville Power on the Tuesday, before the event. Bonneville Power is a Federal Secure building. All merchandise will be inspected. NO Product shall arrive the day of the events. Bring everything that you will need/want to sell on Tuesday. Exact load-in location and time will be provided to you about a month in advance.
First Choice *
First Choice Check-In time slots
Second Choice *
Second Choice Check-In time slots
Booth Location: *
Please select your preferred booth location. We will do our best to accommodate, NO guarantee. Folks with a booth in the Hallway are required to take down their booth every evening. I would like to have my booth located in:
Number of tables: *
Associates will provide one table and two chairs. All tables are 30" x 60." Each vendor can have one table. Two tables can be provided IF space is available.
Your Name *
Your Name
Tell us about you and your product:
We want to know more about our vendors and their products so that we can help promote you. Please provide detailed answers below and email us good quality .jpg pictures of your product.
Do YOU, the one filling out this application, make product you are selling? *
Are you the one that will be physically selling product? *
Is your product made in the USA? *
Is your product part of Direct Sales? *
Is your product part of Multi-Marketing? *
Would you like to donate an item for the raffle? *
At no time during the session are the Associates or the committee members responsible for any loss due to theft or damage of merchandise. All merchandise and display items must pass a security screening before being brought into the building. A screening time will be scheduled on the day prior to the date of the bazaar. Merchandise will be secured in a locked room when not on display during the bazaar hours. Room will be open by 8:30 a.m. the day of the event for vendors to set up. Crafter will be responsible for overseeing the table(s) assigned to them during the hours of the bazaar. Max 2 people per booth. Max 1 vendor per booth. Booths locations are at the sole discretion of the Associate Craft Fair committee. Placement will be determined according to the following: local artisans, variety of product, returning vendors, merchandise made out of the United States, Direct Sales, and Multi-level Marketing. No changes or swapping shall be done of booth after November 12, 2018. Crafter agrees to participate both days of the Bazaar. All Crafters in the hallway by the cafeteria and in the lobby of the building will disassemble their displays at the end of each day and will store their merchandise in Room 122 overnight. A tally sheet and donation of 10% or 15% of sales (depending on booth location) is requested at the end of the fair. By agreeing below, applicant agrees to the above terms and responsibilities.
I agree to the above responsibilities. *
Date *
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Summer Picnic


Annual Picnic - Assoc Member

Annual Picnic for Associates member’s is free. 

Please provide the total number of people attending in your group.

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Annual Picnic - Non-Assoc Member
from 3.00

Individuals are $5.00 each

Group of 4 people are $15.00.  Each additional $3.

Children under the age of 6 are free

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Summer Picnic


Summer Luncheon - Assoc Member

Please bring copy of email confirmation of payment to lunch.

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Summer Luncheon - Non-Assoc Member

Please bring copy of email confirmation of payment to lunch.

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